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Subject: Re: Names Again and Again
Date: 22 Jul 2001 18:59:23 -0600
Under the circumstances, here's your best bet:
Form "SF-180" Request:
The American War Library
16907 Brighton Avenue
Gardena, CA 90247-5420
A copy of Form SF-180 will be mailed to you on the same day your SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) is received.
Note: The 1973 Fire at the Natl Personnel Records Center (MPR). On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at NPRC(MPR) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official
Military Personnel Files. The affected record collections are described below.
Personnel discharged November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960:
Personnel discharged, September 25, 1947, to January 1, 1964
(with names alphabetically after "Hubbard, James E."):
No duplicate copies of the records that were destroyed in the fire were maintained, nor was a microfilm copy ever produced. There were no indexes created prior to the fire. In addition, millions of documents had been lent to the Department of Veterans Affairs before the fire occurred. Therefore, a complete listing of the records that were lost is not available.
NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER
MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
LOCATION AND FACILITY INFORMATION
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45p.m.
Closed weekends and Federal holidays
The Military Personnel Records (MPR) facility of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is located in the St. Louis suburb of Overland, MO, about 10 miles west-northwest of the Gateway Arch.
The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR), shares the FRC complex with the U.S. Army, which administers its reserve components from this site. MPR offices and records storage areas are all located in the larger of the two main buildings, a 5-story
structure which opened in 1955 and covers nearly 5 acres. The Army occupies part of this building and all of the adjacent office building, which opened in 1990.
David L. Petree, Director, (314) 538-4201
Directs operations of both facilities that comprise the NPRC.
Clifford G. Amsler, Assistant Director for Military Records, (314) 538-4246
Directs operations of the Military Personnel Records facility.
RECORDS INFORMATION LINES
Air Force: (314) 538-4243
Army: (314) 538-4261
Navy/ Marine Corps/ Coast Guard: (314) 538-4141
Callers to these lines will receive a tape recorded statement and be able to leave a message with
their name and address. The center will mail the forms necessary to submit a request.
FAX Request number: (314) 538-4175
Requesters may FAX a written request (signed and dated) to this number. The center will respond in writing by U.S. Mail.
INTERNET E-MAIL ACCESS
NOTE: The E-Mail address below may only be used to contact the Military Personnel Records facility to obtain information regarding the proper method of submitting written requests for information contained in military personnel records. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Department of Defense directives require a written request, signed and dated, to access information from military personnel records.
No requests for military personnel records or information from them will be accepted at the E-Mail address below.
If your father was discharged after January 1960, there's a good chance they may be able to find his last known address or state inwhich he was discharged. Barring this, we'll simply go through the VA if he is a current beneficiary of services.
Note: They will contact HIM (not you) first, and it will be HIS option to act on your inquiry to, in turn, call YOU.
Redondo Beach, CA