1 Reply Latest reply on May 22, 2019 2:32 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking members of 187th Blackhawks,1968-1970


      Looking for members of the 187th Blackhawks during Vietnam, 1968-1970

        • Re: Seeking members of 187th Blackhawks,1968-1970
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Harwood,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          A roster of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company (“Blackhawks”) would provide a listing of the members. The semi-annual rosters (i.e., April and October) for 1960-74 for Army units are attached to the morning reports of the respective units. All rosters for the period are not available and usually list only enlisted personnel. Paper copies may be obtained from microfilm by writing to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Research and reproduction fees are charged for this service. Please use a GSA Standard Form 180 to request this information.


          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 the 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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