1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 15, 2021 1:31 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking a US Vietnam Vet who served with my father

    Tracy Marell Newbie

      I would like to locate a US Army Vietnam Veteran that my father (Royal Australian Airforce) served with in 35 sqn Vung Tao in  December 1971 - early January 1972. My father is elderly and dearly wishes to find this man, please can anyone help?

        • Re: Seeking a US Vietnam Vet who served with my father
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Tracy Marell,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The National Archives does not have the present addresses of former service personnel or their survivors on file. Please review NARA’s Locating Veterans and Service Members web pages for some ideas on how to locate the person you seek.

           

          The Federal agency most likely to have such addresses is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA can forward a message from you to the veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA, and they have an address on record. To forward a message, please write your message and place it in an unsealed, stamped envelope. Also include a note to the VA explaining who it is you are trying to reach and add as much identifying information as you have. Place all of this in another envelope addressed to the nearest Veterans Affairs Regional Office (you can find the address at https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp). If the veteran is in their records, your message to the veteran will be sealed and the envelope addressed to the address they have on file for the veteran. Please note that the veteran may not have informed the VA of a change of address, so they cannot guarantee receipt of your message. If the veteran receives your note, it is then up to the veteran to contact you.

           

          We hope this is helpful.