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The following list was made available by the group military-webmasters@yahoogroups.com and is reprinted here for your use.

For info on obtaining military records, a DD-214, WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS or other service branch Statement of Release From Military Service please see the following URLs.

MILITARY RECORDS: http://members.aol.com/forvets/htomr.htm

ONLINE VETERAN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL LOCATOR/REGISTRY:
http://www.amervets.com/registry.htm
(Information on Accessing the database: http://www.amervets.com/database.htm)

MEDAL REPLACEMENTS AND MEDAL DISPLAY RECOGNITIONS:
http://www.amervets.com/replacement/other.htm

GETTING RECOGNITION FOR A MEDAL YOU FEEL YOU 
DESERVE:
http://members.aol.com/forvets/htom.htm

FREE VETERANS DIRECTORY
http://members.aol.com/veterans/freedir.htm

SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY:
http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib46.htm

"AFTER ACTION" / "LESSONS LEARNED" BATTLE REPORTS:
http://www.ntis.gov

MILITARY ERA PHOTOS
http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib3.htm
http://members.aol.com/forvets/library.htm

DD-214 DISCHARGE (SPN/SPD) Codes:
http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib25.htm
http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib45.htm

REBUILDING LOST DD-214'S: http://members.aol.com/forvets/dd-214.htm

WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS, NG22 or other Release Statements: 
http://members.aol.com/forvets/htomr.htm

ABOUT MILITARY RECORDS:
An original copy of your DD-214 should be located in your DD-201 (Master Personnel) file that is stored (if it was not destroyed) at the National Records and Personnel Center in St. Louis MO.

For lost or destroyed DD-214's, you might ALSO contact your REGIONAL Veterans Administration office. (Contact any VA Service Center or VA Facility to get that address/phone-number). By law after January 1997 copies of (existing) DD-214's were transmitted to local (home of [discharge date or current VA records address] Record) VA facilities. However, not all DD-214's were available for transfer. You may need to order a copy to be sent to your regional VA office. Use the form supplied at the RECORDS link,  above. And/or when convenient, visit any VA facility to order (another) copy. (It's always best to duplicate any government request).

RECORDS (Mailing addresses):
  1. Claims files for pensions based on Federal military service, 1775-1916, and bounty land warrant application files based on wartime service, 1775-1855
  2. Regular Army enlisted personnel serving from 1789 through October 31,1912, and officers serving from 1789 through June 30, 1917.
  3. Records relating to persons who served in the Confederate States Army from 1861 through 1865.
  4. Volunteer service of persons serving during an emergency and whose service was considered to be in the federal interest, during the period 1775-1902.
  5. Morning Reports, pre-1917
  6. Unit operational records, pre-1939
  7. Unit rosters, pre-1917 

Contact:

Archives I Textual Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, D.C. 20408
(202)-501-5430

Morning reports, 1917-1974 (In 1974 the Army discontinued the use of  morning reports and switched to PDC cards. PDC cards are also in the custody of the NPRC.)

Unit rosters, 1917-present, Regular Army

Officers separated after June 30, 1917, and enlisted personnel separated after October 31, 1912... Contact:

National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Unit operational records, 1939-1954, and 1954 to present for units which served in Southeast Asia:

Contact:

Archives II Textual Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road - College Park, MD 20740-6001 - (301)-713-7250

Unit operational records, 1954-present for units which did not serve in Southeast Asia; Organizational History Files, 1955- 1979

Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Office:
SAIS-IDP-F/P, Suite 201
1725 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202-4102
DSN 327-3377; (703)-607-3377

Organizational History Files, 1980-present:
Organizational History Branch
U.S. Army Center of Military History
1099 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3402
DSN 763-5413; (202)-761-5413

Unit rosters, 1917-present, Army Reserve Veterans:
Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: ARPC-SFR-SSD
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200
Public:
U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: ARPC-IMP-F (FOIA)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200

Unit Lineages and Honors:
Organizational History Branch
U.S. Army Center of Military History
1099 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3402
DSN 763-5413; (202) 761-5413

Awards for active duty personnel:
Military Awards Branch
Hoffman Building II, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-0400
DSN 221-8699; (703) 325-8699

Awards for veterans:
U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center
Veterans Services Directorate
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200

Official photographs, 1861-1988
Still Picture Branch
Special Archives Division
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 713-6660

Official photographs and videos
Defense Visual Information Center
1363 Z Street Center, March Air Force Base, CA 92518-2727
DSN 348-1505; (909) 413-1505

Motion pictures, 1898 to present:
Motion Picture, Sound & Video Branch
Special Archives Division
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 713-7060

Official papers:
US Army Military History Institute
Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5008
DSN 242-3611; (717) 245-3611
Official US Army publications

Official publications:
US Army Publications Center
2800 Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21220-2896
DSN 584-2272; (410) 671-2272

Information concerning flags, colors, streamers, guidons, insignia, & 
uniforms (AR-840-10):

US Army Institute of Heraldry
9235 Gunston Road, Room S-112, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579
DSN 656-4968/4969; (703) 806-4968/4969

US Army Air Forces records:
US Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424
DSN 493-5834; (205) 953-5834

Operations Reports/Lessons Learned (ORLL) and other primary source material about Army units in Vietnam such as radio logs, unit journals, and after action reports, are stored at the Textual Reference Branch, National Archives, MD 20740-6001, 301/713-7250, fax 301/713-7482.

Roger Simpson,
Public Information Office
The American War Library

amervets.com

Veterans Information Exchange:
http://members.aol.com/warlibrary.share.htm

Veterans Registry:
http://members.aol.com\veterans\registry.htm

Veterans Resource Guides:
http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib6.htm

Mailing address:

The American War Library
16907 Brighton Avenue
Gardena CA 90247-5420

Phone: 1-310-532-0634


Military and Veteran Resource Guides:

http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib6.htm

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http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib46.htm


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