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Posted: 4/23/2002 5:10:50 AM EDT
I would like to get a copy of my fathers service record , he passed away 10 years ago. I have his dogtag, etc. Know he was in the 7th Armored, saw action in Germany, France, maybe Belgium , wounded outside Bastogne, received bronze star. Who do I write to, what do i need to supply them with, what are the chances the records were destroyed in the fire ? Thanks,
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 5:51:21 AM EDT
What you need is a SF180, which you may download from this site:[url]http://www.nara.gov/regional/mprsf180.html[/url] Take it from there! Eric The(Helpful)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:08:52 AM EDT
Thanks Eric !!, I the same box that has my Dad's medals there is a 2nd purple heart w/oak cluster and an old book titled "Story and Poems of the Lost Battalion. So after I get my Dad's record I need to see if my grandfather (who I never met) was in the famous lost battalion, think that will be impossible ,
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 7:24:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2002 7:25:41 AM EDT by neilfj]
Thanks for the info. I'm going to send in for mine and my father's. Did you notice the link to the "Cold War Recognition Certificate".
In accordance with section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as Sept. 2, 1945 to Dec. 26, 1991.
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I had never heard of this, but I'm going to apply for it. I'll have to check with Dad to see when he was discharged. He may have been discharged before 9/2/45. The link for the Certificate is: [url]coldwar.army.mil/[/url]
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 7:29:27 AM EDT
You're mighty welcome, [b]rogerb[/b]. In the pre-Internet days, you had to write off for that Form SF180, and wait weeks for it to be sent to you. Now it's a easy as downloading [b]lordtrader's[/b] porn! Whoops, I guess I shouldn't have said that! Eric The(ForgetISaidIt!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 11:49:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 10:06:36 PM EDT
a lot of people got hosed by the records center fire in 1973. like 10s of thousands. my dag got the green wienie thanks to that fire and he's still in. wasnt the "lost battalion" a british outfit???
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 2:13:31 AM EDT
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