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Old 05-28-2014, 05:20   #1
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Need to find a record of my Dads Military service in 1943

[B]I know someones out here who can forward me a website where i can find a record of my Dads military service in the Army in 1943 and 1944. Appreciate any help in directing me to a website where i can find his dates of service and his military id #. I tried to find his dog tags and id but couldn't.

I myself ama veteran of the USN and served in Vietnam.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:09   #2
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seems silly but, a funeral home will be able to give you a number or website.

they deal with this all the time
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:07   #3
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Army records from WWII are kept by the National Archives. They are not yet available on the web.

Hard copies can be ordered from the National Archives if they exist. Many Army records were destroyed in a fire.

The county of your father's residence may have a copy of his discharge papers.

You may be able to find his Army serial number using this link.
http://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-...26&tf=F&bc=,sl

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Old 05-28-2014, 15:56   #4
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Somewhere in Missouri is an office where they keep all military records, all personnel alive or otherwise. That was how I got my complete record.
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Old 05-28-2014, 18:24   #5
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Armed forces records center. St Louis, MO. They have a website.

Good luck. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and there was a fire in the 60s or 70s that destroyed a lot of them.
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Armed forces records center. St Louis, MO. They have a website.

Good luck. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and there was a fire in the 60s or 70s that destroyed a lot of them.
Or when I needed a copy of my Dads DD214 they wrote me a nice note that said "Someone" had checked his records out and never returned them so they had no idea where they were or how I could get a copy..
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Or when I needed a copy of my Dads DD214 they wrote me a nice note that said "Someone" had checked his records out and never returned them so they had no idea where they were or how I could get a copy..
Sucks.

Sort of same boat here. My dad's USN records from Korea were misplaced during "routine maintenance". They swear they will find them. I should check again.
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it shouldn't be funny, except that its the government. my dad requested a copy of his dd214, it was such poor copy, it looked like it had been redacted by the CIA, nearly illegible to the point it could have been someone elses
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Old 05-28-2014, 19:00   #9
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Armed forces records center. St Louis, MO. They have a website.

Good luck. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and there was a fire in the 60s or 70s that destroyed a lot of them.
I got my grandfathers World War 1 records from them. I had to send a check, don't remember how much but well worth it as they also sent me his decorations including the Purple Heart. Now framed hanging on my living room wall. Grandpa walked with a limp as a result of a German machine gun bullet that shattered his femur at Bella Woods. Laid out in a wheat field all night and was rescued in the morning by a black medic or stretcher bearer. Grandpa would not allow any negative talk about blacks in his presence. He was a good Kansas farmer. Semper Fi.
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Sucks.

Sort of same boat here. My dad's USN records from Korea were misplaced during "routine maintenance". They swear they will find them. I should check again.

The irony was that after he passed away I had to go through his private file cabinet and found what must be the only original DD214 copy left .

I put it with some other documents and locked them up in my safety deposit box.. No plans to send them a copy..

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I got my grandfathers World War 1 records from them. I had to send a check, don't remember how much but well worth it as they also sent me his decorations including the Purple Heart. Now framed hanging on my living room wall. Grandpa walked with a limp as a result of a German machine gun bullet that shattered his femur at Bella Woods. Laid out in a wheat field all night and was rescued in the morning by a black medic or stretcher bearer. Grandpa would not allow any negative talk about blacks in his presence. He was a good Kansas farmer. Semper Fi.

cool story
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