1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 7, 2020 9:40 AM by Holly Rivet

    Seeking information & pictures of Gerald L Keryte

    Claire Poncho Newbie

      I would like to have any information and pictures of my uncle, Gerald L. Keryte RA 67124525, who passed away one month after he was discharged from Vietnam War. I am doing a family tree and genealogy for our family.

        • Re: Seeking information & pictures of Gerald L Keryte
          Holly Rivet Scout

          Dear Ms. Poncho,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Army Signal Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps photographs taken during the Vietnam War are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS]. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We also suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Air Force 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. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. 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 may also fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.

           

          Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

           

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

           

          Sincerely,

          Holly Rivet

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