Dear Ms. Allen,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Which agency did you contact to request his OMPF? If you contacted the Department of Veteran Affairs or the Department of the Navy, they most likely would not have his service records, based on the dates of service that you provided.
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1958 and before January 31, 1994 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. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. If you already have a copy of his DD-214, it should provide all the information necessary to request the records, including his service number, the date he entered service, and the date he was released from service. If you do not have this information, you may still submit a request, however the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. Also, since you are researching his entire service history and medical records, we suggest that you specify that you are requesting his entire file in the spaces provided to check which records you are requesting. 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
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Thank you for responding.
I did request all his records, but only received the medical ones. I've sent off the form 180 again.