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Hello Mrs. Collins,
I have tried this as well, and for the most part I have been told in many cases, whatever you have is going to probably be more than what NPRC has in regards to whomever your looking for. There are of course other ways for NPRC to recreate records from alternative sources that they have such as pay cards, morning reports, unit rosters. The best bet would be and try to reach out to them, everyone situation is different.
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Hello Ms. Collins,
Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), St. Louis will only take copies of documents that would normally be found in an Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) for a record that was damaged or destroyed in the 1973 fire. The examples you list would be acceptable, but not considered official sources even if they were the originals. These donated documents would be used as reference guides to locate the veteran’s official auxiliary documents used to reconstruct their service.
We recommend only sending in copies of these originals to:
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your undertaking!
Yes, this does answer my question. I appreciate the prompt and clear reply.