2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2020 10:06 AM by Jason Atkinson

    What war did Howard Stroud serve in?

    Judy Lundquist Newbie

      What war would this soldier have participated in? The dog tag I have is for STROUD, HOWARD M. Serial Number 04076185, T-56 A, METHODIST.

        • Re: What war did Howard Stroud serve in?
          Lisa Sharik Adventurer

          This site has information and photographs which will help with dating the ID tag:

          DOG TAG REFERENCE (mooremilitaria.com)


          It appears to be an early style Korean War tag.


          Lisa Sharik

          Deputy Director

          Texas Military Forces Museum

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          • Re: What war did Howard Stroud serve in?
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Lundquist,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            Howard M. Stroud, Service Number 04076185, served in the US Army on active duty from 1/6/1957 to 1/5/1959. There may have been additional Army Reserve or National Guard time that is not reflected in the information immediately available at this time.


            Should you be interested in further researching this service member, we suggest that you request a copy of his 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. In many cases where 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. 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. If the service member’s date of separation (to include any reserve time) is more than 62 years before the date the request is processed, certain information in the records will not be made 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 coronavirus public health emergency, the NPRC closed again as of November 7, 2020 until further notice. NPRC will respond only to requests involving burials, medical emergencies, and homeless veterans.  If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines or emergency requests may be faxed to (314) 801-0764.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.


            The National Archives does not have information to determine if Howard Stroud is still alive and what his current contact information may be. Should you be interested in trying to locate him, please review NARA’s Locating Veterans and Service Members web pages for some ideas.


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