NARA – St. Louis Archival Military Records Special

 

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A soldier’s service history. This type of file contains
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Official Military Personal File

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Official Military Personal Files Available at NARA – St. Louis are for veterans fall into specific date ranges

U.S. Army
Officers separated after June 29, 1917 – December 31, 1953
Enlisted personnel separated after October 31, 1912 – December 31, 1953

US Air Force
Officers and enlisted personnel separated after September 24, 1947 – December 31, 1953

US Navy
Officers separated after 1901 – December 31, 1953
Enlisted personnel separated after 1884 – December 31, 1953

US Marine Corps
Officers separated after 1904 – December 31, 1953
Enlisted personnel separated after 1905 – December 31, 1953

US Coast Guard
Officers separated after 1897 – December 31, 1953
Enlisted personnel separated after 1905 – December 31, 1953

Note: Many Army and Air Force records were destroyed by fire in the St. Louis Center in 1973. Auxiliary records will be substituted, if necessary. (See information below)

Source: NARA (https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/fire-1973.html)

Lovely NARA PowerPoint presentation regarding records available in St. Louis

***  Personnel Records of NARA St Louis  ***

Record information starts on page 15 

On the slim chance NARA cannot locate your ancestor’s military record, you may request another veteran’s file or receive a full refund.

 

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