1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 28, 2020 3:00 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking letter sent to family of soldier KIA in WWII

    MHudson Hudson Newbie

      My uncle was killed in Luzon during the closing days of World War II and my grandmother received an official letter from the government. The original letter has been lost. Is there any possibility a copy of that letter may be archived somewhere? I know about the fire at NPRC, but I am holding out hope there may have been another place that type of record would have been stored. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking letter sent to family of soldier KIA in WWII
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Hudson,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek may be included in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. For personnel with surnames that begin with M-Z,  please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.


          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 RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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

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