2 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2022 5:39 PM by Grace Yuhasz

    Seeking record of death of Alfred Guyer

    Michael Bracey Wayfarer

      I am trying to find the record of a death that occurred during peace time, in the states.  His name is Alfred Guyer and he died in a parachute accident on October 29, 1963, the death occurred on a parachute landing when he was in the 42d Company, 4th Student Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia.

        • Re: Seeking record of death of Alfred Guyer
          Julia Jennings-Jarrell Scout

          Dear Mr. Bracey,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for U.S. Army personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For more information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


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          • Re: Seeking record of death of Alfred Guyer
            Grace Yuhasz Scout

            According to FamilySearch.org's Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998:



            Alfred J Guyer




            17 years

            Death Date

            30 Oct 1963

            Death Place

            Ft Benning, Georgia





            Birth Year (Estimated)


            Certificate Number



            For a copy of the death certificate, you would need to contact the Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, Atlanta.  They may have qualifications you have to meet to be able to order the document.



            Newspapers.com has the 02 Nov 1963 issue of the Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vermont).   It mentions Pvt. Guyer’s death on page 13.  You would need a free trial, paid subscription, or free access through some libraries, etc.