Tags » Military Records

World War I Experiences of the Lone Star Division

Today’s post was written by Judy Luis-Watson, Manager of Volunteer & Education Programs at the National Archives at College Park

The series, Records of Divisions  867 more words

Archives II

World War II Family Hero, John Bernard Mackey,VC

Our grandchildren had been on a school group visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. While there, they had admired some medals for bravery in the form of the Military Medal and the Victoria Cross. 1,188 more words

World War I Family Hero, James Joseph Stapleton - Postscript

At this time of year with Anzac Day upon us, my thoughts turn to the many family members and ancestors who have been involved in the Defence Services, particularly World War I. 740 more words

Accidental Self Destruction

Daredevil Bruce/

Sheriff Heil’s oldest son/

danced a boxer’s circle/


sissy girl, sissy girl/

charming his posse/

of pubescent boys/

he stole a kiss on their dare/ 65 more words


Requesting Military Records


1.General Information. The Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records (SF180) is used to request information from military records.Certain identifying information is necessary to determine the location of an individual’s record of military service. 1,480 more words


Help Contribute by Scanning U.S. Coast Guard Records from the Vietnam War in the Innovation Hub!

Today’s post comes from Jessica Soden, National Archives Technician & former Innovation Hub Coordinator Detailee

During my time as the Innovation Hub Coordinator detailee, the National Archives added deck logs from United States Coast Guard cutter vessels (USCGC) involved in the Vietnam War (RG 26, Entry 330; NAID 559642) to the list of records that are available for scanning in the Innovation Hub. 873 more words

The 1973 Fire: New Hope in Recovering Burned and Brittle Records

Most researchers have heard of the 1973 fire at the National Military Personnel Records Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, that destroyed 80% of certain Army personnel records for persons discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960, and 75% of certain Air Force personnel records for persons discharged from September 25, 1947, to January 1,1964 (names alphabetically after Hubbard). 79 more words