1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2018 9:57 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking vet who served at Trois Fontaines Ordnance Depot, France


      I am looking for ARMY Private John R. Harris, who served at  "TFOD" Trois Fontaines Ordnance Depo in France from the Spring of 1954 through December 1955. He attended basic at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland from December 1953 through Spring 1955.  John R. Harris went to Cooley High School in Detroit Michigan and graduated in 1950.   Thus he was probably born between 1931-1933.

      He was my dads good buddy and they lost contact.


      My father is Aflred S. LoAlbo - who was his buddy and lived in same barracks.  We have many many photos of them together in the Army and during their time off on travels. 


      My dad is 87 years old...... so time is running out..Please help me find him!


      thank you so much,

      Susan LoAlbo

        • Re: Seeking vet who served at Trois Fontaines Ordnance Depot, France
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. LoAblo,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          Unfortunately, the National Archives does not have the present addresses of former service personnel or their survivors on file.  The Federal agency most likely to have such addresses is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA can forward a message from you to the veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA, and they have an address on record. To forward a message, please write your message and place it in an unsealed, stamped envelope. Also include a note to the VA explaining who it is you are trying to reach and add as much identifying information as you have. Place all of this in another envelope addressed to the nearest Veterans Affairs Regional Office (you can find the address at https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp). If the veteran is in their records, your message to the veteran will be sealed and the envelope addressed to the address they have on file for the veteran. Please note that the veteran may not have informed the VA of a change of address, so they cannot guarantee receipt of your message. If the veteran receives your note, it is then up to the veteran to contact you.

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