1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 19, 2020 10:27 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking supporting records for Silver Star


      I am searching for the support documentation for a Silver Star earned in 1968 during Vietnam War-era.  I was told that the DA 638 would have that information, but I cannot locate a DA 638 to confirm.  I do not need the GO, a brief summary of action, I have those. I keep getting the General Orders when I request. I need the actual supporting document signed my my commanding officer recommending me for the silver star.  I would even consider paying a researcher if I knew how to find one. Thank you

        • Re: Seeking supporting records for Silver Star
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Davis,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          Please note that the majority of federal records are not scheduled as permanent. If these records were retained, there may be copies in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472).  To request a search, please email the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov with full details about the award, to include the name of the unit, rank and full name of the recipient, and the general order number and date. You also may attach a scanned copy of the general order to your reference email.


          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 RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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