2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2019 9:18 AM by Malisa Simco

    Looking for grandfather who served in US Navy


      According to my grandmother, they met in the Philippines and had my mother in 1967. My grandmother was born in 1941 - so my grandfather must be stationed in the Philippines for sure after WWII. I'm also assuming they're around the same age. We don't know much, we just have this photo of him, signed DAN 1970. This was my grandmothers birthday, my mom would've been 3 years old. My mother said she remembers seeing a marriage certificate with his surname being along the lines of Rhouse, Rouse, Rhous or Roush. My mom was young back them and I'm not sure if these are even true/real names. If anyone recognizes this person at all please let me know! My mom has been looking for him since she was young.

      Thank you!!

        • Re: Looking for grandfather who served in US Navy

          Dear Ms. Ong,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          To seek the records of your grandfather, we suggest you begin by checking your mother’s birth certificate for the listed father, and then continue your search with the marriage certificate of your grandmother. If these events occurred in the Philippines, please contact the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for access to the civil registry documents.  If they occurred in the U.S., please contact the vital records office of the state where she was born or they were married.


          Once his name is identified, we suggest you request your grandfather’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1956 and prior to January 31, 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. 


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


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          • Re: Looking for grandfather who served in US Navy
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            If Grandmother was from Philippines and Grandfather was their during and after the war, your mother was most likely born at a military hospital. If this is the case I would also suggest you looking at a list of possible hospitals to find and locate any medical records or birth records that those military hospitals may have on your mother. most importantly have you tried obtaining your grandfathers military service file, it may contain information that you are seeking.




            Elliot Schneider

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