Dear Mr. Ludwikowski,
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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Photographs of Naval Medical Battalion Activities in the Korean War, 10/1952 - 8/1953 and Photographs Depicting Battlefield Surgical Techniques in the Korean War, 10/1952 - 2/1953 in the Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), 1812 - 1975 (Record Group 52) that may include photographs of Dr. Velio E. Berardis. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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