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Good Morning, Mr. Friend!
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub.
Your records should be available through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. You can go here to submit your request online:
My US ARMY MILITARY RECORDS ARE NOT IN NARA! They told me they DO NOT HAVE MY RECORDS! Why sending back to NARA? and told me DO NOT REPLY! WHY CAN NOT GET HELP? Please send me to some who can help me my records or send me to a GOV. MILITARY LINK. ( My US ARMY MILITARY RECORDS from about 1974to1976) for John B. Friend.
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Dear Mr. Friend,
Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!
If you have been discharged or retired from military service, your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) is stored in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The NPRC is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged or retired from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. See https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/about-service-records.html for more information.
If the NRPC is not able to locate your OMPF and if you filed a claim for VA benefits, then your file (especially your medical records) may be with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Records Management Center (VARMC), 4300 Goodfellow Blvd. Bldg# 104, St. Louis, MO 63120. Please write or call them. The telephone number is 1-888-533-4558. See https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/medical-records.html and/or https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/ for more information.
We hope this is helpful.
(2/12/2020: Updated address of VARMC)