8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2019 2:19 PM by Rebecca Collier

    burial location for army veteran

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      I know when and I think where (records shows last residence) my father died. However, I cannot locate which cemetery he is buried in.

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          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Lillian,

           

          You have any additional information on your father

           

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: burial location for army veteran
            Newbie

            Thank you for answering  I do have additional info including.the US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, via Ancestry. I also have parents, spouses. etc.

            • Re: burial location for army veteran
              Newbie

              I'm not sure what you are talking about. I have his DOB, DOD, PARENTS, SPOUSES, ZIP CODE OF LAST RESIDENCE.

              • Re: burial location for army veteran
                Newbie

                Now I understand. Name Carl Covington Jr. DOB 5 Dec 1918 Tatum, Marlboro County. SC DOD 1 Mar 1986 last residence Washington, DC 20010. Two spouses Thelma Lester and Dorothy Eliz. Fields . His name is  listed in the US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File. Which leads me to believe he was buried as a veteran.    

                  • Re: burial location for army veteran
                    Elliot Schneider Navigator

                    Lillian,

                     

                    Just had a thought do you know where he last was a resident of. You may try going to the county/city register of deeds where he was last resident of. Not sure if he lived in North Carolina or moved. The VA BIRLS is records showing that he was in the VA system at sometime receiving either treatment or benefits. I've tried using another source for death notices, but not sure if he lived in another state.

                     

                     

                    Elliot

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                  • Re: burial location for army veteran
                    Rebecca Collier Ranger

                    Dear Ms. Barnes,

                     

                    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

                     

                    If he died while in the military, the information you seek may be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). Burial case files from 1915-1939 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, ATTN: RL-SL, P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Please contact them regarding access to these records. Their email address is stl.archives@nara.gov.

                     

                    For 1940-1976, the National Archives at St. Louis currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for men with surnames A-L. They have not yet received the records of veterans with surnames M-Z. In order to request those records please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC

                    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.

                     

                    If a family member requested a military headstone for your father, the headstone application, if dated after 1924, is in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). See above for contact information.

                     

                    For information relating to American overseas cemeteries and to former military personnel buried overseas, please send an email to info@abmc.gov. Also, there is a nationwide gravesite locator available online at https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1.

                     

                    We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research! 

                     

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