2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2020 5:08 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking proof of being temporarily assigned to Detachment in DaNang


      I was sent TAD to Detachment Bravo from NAVCOMSTAPHIL on November 27, 1967. I'm trying to prove I was in country for 90 days detached to Detachment Bravo as a Communication Analyst.  CTR3 was my rate at the time. I am looking for temporary orders issued or some type of proof showing I was there.

        • Re: Seeking proof of being temporarily assigned to Detachment in DaNang
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Mr. Ellis,


          I could be wrong but I believe that TDY orders are not considered permanent records in the service file. You may have to check with morning reports.





          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking proof of being temporarily assigned to Detachment in DaNang
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Mr. Ellis,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            A copy of these records should have been placed in your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Air Force 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 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 may use eVetRecs to request their own records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


            Also, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1949 - 12/31/1971 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may include muster rolls for the U.S. Naval Communication Station, Philippines (NAVCOMSTAPHIL). We also located Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries, 1/1941 - 12/1980 that may include muster rolls for NAVCOMSTAPHIL's Marine Support Battalion. Muster rolls should include a record of you either leaving for TAD or being received for a TAD. For more information about these records, please contact 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!