1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 4, 2020 10:38 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking proof that Tommy Dale was in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972

    Sheryl Dale Newbie

      Tommy Dale, Maryland resident, was drafted in 1968. Between 1969 -1970, he was injured jumping from helicopter in Vietnam.  He has records of the injury only but not how it happened or where. No records can be found of his service in Vietnam, only his service in the U.S. with the Army National Guard.  Please help.  We are working with Veterans Benefit specialist already, but no luck.  Thank you

        • Re: Seeking proof that Tommy Dale was in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972
          Jason Atkinson Navigator

          Dear Ms. Dale,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and his medical file. Official Military Personnel Files (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. 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. You also may fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Request Military Service Records. Once you know what unit he served in, please post that information on History Hub.

           

          If he received medical treatment while in the Army, there may be a record of it in admissions or clinical records. The admissions records contain limited medical treatment information, but diagnosis, type of operation, and dates/places of treatment or hospitalization are frequently included.  They are not specific or detailed medical documents, but summarized information indexed by military service number. Although no names are shown, patients are identified by military service number and certain personal data including age, race, sex, and place of birth. They were created using data sampling techniques for statistical purposes.  Therefore, the listings are not complete and many admissions were skipped during the sampling process. If you wish to request a search of these records, please include the name of the service member and military service number on a GSA Standard Form 180 and send it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. 

           

          Clinical (inpatient) records are compiled when members are actually hospitalized while in the service. An overnight stay or admission generally makes a patient an inpatient.  The resulting records from hospital care are called either clinical or inpatient records. Clinical (inpatient) records are filed by the name of the hospital in which the member was treated.  Therefore, please send the name of the hospital, month (if known) and year of treatment, as well as the veteran's name and social security or service number to NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 when making an inquiry to that office. Clinical records retired by hospitals to NPRC include Army hospitals from 1960.

           

          We hope this is helpful.