1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 11:09 AM by Holly Rivet

    Seeking Navy records of Earl Pate, Jr


      I am looking for my stepfather's Navy records. He joined in 1944 and was stationed at Henderson Point Christian, Mississippi. My sisters and I are looking for help to find out as much information we can. His name was Earl Tidwell Pate,  Jr.  and was born on March 28, 1926. My cousin said that there was a picture of him during the Korean War. He had the rank of Lieutenant. Any information would be appreciated! Anything to help us.

        • Re: Seeking Navy records of Earl Pate, Jr

          Dear Ms. Vandergriff,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and prior to 1958 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.  In Section II of page two, under 'Items You are Requesting' check "other" and denote that you would like a copy of his OMPF.  Navy files from this period generally contain a photo negative.  If you are interested in receiving a CD-ROM with the digitized image, please indicated that you would like a reproduction of a photo negative if found in the "other" section.  There is an additional fee for microform to digitized reproductions. You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195. Veterans and their next of kin can also use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


          We hope this is helpful!



          Holly Rivet

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