2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2020 9:38 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking military records of Ernest P Bartnik


      I am seeking records/information of Sgt Ernest P Bartnik who was an Army helicopter door gunner in Vietnam during 1968.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Ernest P Bartnik
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



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          He was with D 4 CAV 25th Division Broze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, and ARCOM medals. Found one group of information that he was with Mekanzies Raiders 3/4 CAV HQ section from July 1967-July 1968. He was a door Gunner for an OH-23G. Here is a picture below of what the helicopter he was a door gunner in.





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          Elliot Schneider



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          • Re: Seeking military records of Ernest P Bartnik
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Riggs,


            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. 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.


            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.


            We hope this information is helpful.