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Dear Ms. Bancroft,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
When requesting information from an Official Military Personnel Folder (OMPF), a search request number is generated for each individual veteran whom the requester has listed. You may choose to mail or fax in request forms for both persons at once and you’ll receive two request numbers to help track your requests.
OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service prior to 1995 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Army Air Corps 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 two GSA Standard Form 180s and mail them to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. You also may fax the forms to 314-801-9195. Veterans and their next of kin also may 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 COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24th, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests and will soon expand its service to include time-sensitive requests from veterans for records needed to secure VA home loan guarantees and employment opportunities. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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