Have you tried requesting his full military file yet. Use the SF-180 form or request online vetrecs.
Thank you for your suggestion. I understand that my father's records were in the 'fire'. That is why I was looking for hospital records that might show that he was treated or administrative records that showed he was AWOL.
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Dear Mr. Reed,
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The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) will contain reports from officers including record of AWOL. Please submit a completed SF-180 to the National Personnel Records Center 1 Archives Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63138. Please indicate that you would like a copy of the OMPF as well as any medical treatment files that have been retired to the NPRC.
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