1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 15, 2019 1:53 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking military records for Lewis Clark

    susan pino Newbie

      Looking  to get military records for Lewis Clark. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and passed away recently.

        • Re: Seeking military records for Lewis Clark
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Ms. Pino,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you obtain his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army after 1957 and prior to October 16, 1992 are in the custody of NARA’s National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to

          NARA’s National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin.

           

          Selective Service records for individuals who served after World War I and born before 1960 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757. There are two types of records: ledgers and cards.  The ledgers are in the public domain and not restricted by privacy.  The cards are considered personal information and written permission for release, a death certificate, and/or an indication that the information is requested for genealogical purposes should accompany the request for copies of the cards. Please complete Form NA-13172 to request a search of these records.

           

          We hope this is helpful.

           

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