1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 1, 2020 12:38 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Looking for Bronze Star Citation for Alvin Dunlap

    Ethan Decker Newbie

      I am looking for a Bronze Star Citation for Pvt-E1 Alvin Lee Dunlap ,US Army, who served with the 14th Artillery, Fourth US Army. He was stationed at  Fort Sill,  OK. He served in Vietnam from 1965 -1967, the years he was in the service. The reason for the citation may have happened on May 3, 1966.

        • Re: Looking for Bronze Star Citation for Alvin Dunlap
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Decker,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army after 1958 and prior to October 16, 1992 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. 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 also may fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. 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.

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 2 series & 26 file units in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that pertain to the 14th Infantry in the 1960s. We also located the Organizational History Files, 1959 - 1973 in Records of the U.S. Army, Pacific (Record Group 550) that includes 1 file unit of the 14th Artillery (Box 287). Finally, we located the series Meritorious Unit Commendation Files, 4/24/1963 - 3/12/1969 and the Operational Reports-Lessons Learned (ORLLS) of Units and Organizations, 1964 - 1973 in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that include information concerning the 14th Infantry in Box 3 and Boxes 71-72, respectively. For access to these records, please email the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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