1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2020 9:28 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking records of 2/17 Mechanized & Camp Kaiser

    James Riddick Newbie

      I was stationed at Camp Kaiser in the Republic of South Korea from 1966 to 1967.  I served in the 7th division, 2/17 Mechanized, Company B, 10 miles from the DMZ. I was in contact with Agent Orange and developed Prostate Cancer and Lymphosarcoma and need to prove that I was there. I am eighty-one and need records for compensation. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking records of 2/17 Mechanized & Camp Kaiser
          Rachael Salyer Scout

          Dear Mr. Riddick,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). 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. For more information see Request Military Service Records.

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Unit Historical Files, 1/1954-3/23/1971 in the Records of the U.S. Continental Army Command (Record Group 546) that relates to the 7th Infantry Division. We also located the series Operational Reports-Lessons Learned (ORLLS) of Units and Organizations, 1964-1973 in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that contains some information on the 7th Division. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these records.

           

          Next, we located the Agent Orange Registry (AOR) Master Database Files, ca. 1989 - 2005 in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that includes Vietnam and Korea. For information and a search of the files, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) via email at cer@nara.gov.

           

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