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Name: John Fay Harris Death Age: 64 Birth Date: 8 Feb 1929 Service Start Date: 28 Sep 1950 Service End Date: 31 Jul 1971 Death Date: 12 Jun 1993 Internment Date: 15 Jun 1993 Internment Place: Arkansas, USA Cemetery Address: 522 Garland Avenue and South 6th St Fort Smith, AR 72901 Cemetery: Ft. Smith National Cemetery Plot: Section 15 Site 1060 Notes: Sfc Us Army Korea Name: John Fay Harris Rank: Sp5 Death Age: 66 Birth Date: 26 Jun 1947 Death Date: 16 Sep 2013 Internment Place: Elwood, Illinois, USA Cemetery Address: 20953 West Hoff Road Cemetery Postal Code: 60421 Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section: 14 Plot: 443 War: Vietnam Branch of Service: US Army Relative: John Fay Harris Comments: Veteran (Self)
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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. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Request Military Service Records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Your two birth certificates are in English and German because you were born to your military serviceman father while he was stationed in Germany. For records relating to births after 1938, marriages after 1949, and deaths after 1974 of American citizens in a foreign country, please contact the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs.
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