1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 28, 2021 11:50 AM by Lisha Penn

    Searching for Deceased Coast Guard Retiree Records

    MICHELE HIGH Newbie

      HI. I WAS MARRIED TO A COAST GUARD RETIREE AND DON'T REALLY KNOW A LOT ABOUT HIS SERVICE CODES OR RANKS AT THE TIME HE RETIRED, BUT WE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER 20 YEARS, AND HE RETIRED ABOUT 2 YEARS AFTER WE GOT MARRIED, SO DIDN'T GET MUCH INFO. HE WAS COAST GUARD AND STATIONED AT ST. PETERSBURG 4TH STREET BARRACKS FROM WHAT I CAN REMEMBER. WE THEN MOVED TO FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA TO WHERE HE WAS RESTATIONED AT FORT BRAG. MY NAME IS MICHELE HIGH, AND I AM HIS ONLY NEXT OF KIN. STILL MARRIED AND TRYING TO RETRIEVE HUSBAND'S INFO TO REGAIN HIS PENSION AND OUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL RECORDS.

        • Re: Searching for Deceased Coast Guard Retiree Records
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. High,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and medical records of the personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard who were separated from service after 1897 and before April 1998 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.  Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. If there is any information requested that you do not know, you may leave it blank or provide estimates, however the more details you provide, the easier it will be for NPRC staff to locate the correct file.  For records of veterans who separated from service after 1958, certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We suggest that you review NARA’s Veterans' Benefit Resources website for additional information and/or resources.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

           

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