Military Records available online

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  1. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

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    On this Memorial Day, 2007, I thought you might enjoy reading this Discovery Channel website article.

    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/05/25/memday_his.html


    In honor of our United States Armed Forces,

    Antoinette
     
  2. USNA69

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    Great site. It took me 10 minutes to find my ggggggrandfather and ggggrandfather, Revolutionary War, gggrandfather, Yankee War of Agression, and grandfather, WWI. Dad, WWII, not in the data base. I am going to have to go confront him that he was a poseur.
     
  3. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

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    I found my great grandfather's War Between the States POW record (he joined at age 15 and was promptly captured by the Yankees in his first battle) and my grandfather's WWI draft registration card in about 15 minutes.

    Registering and downloading the viewer to see the documents clearly only takes a few minutes. It is very helpful to know the first, middle, and last names of those you are searching. Birth dates, too, are helpful but not necessary.
     
  4. GreatAmerican

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    I found my gradfather's WWI enlistment card and his WWII draft registration card. I find it interesting that men born after April 28, 1877 and before February 16, 1897 (age 45-65) were required to register under a separate category on D.S.S. Form 1 (Revised 4-1-42).

    I couldn't find anything on my father from WWII because the database doesn't contain any Navy records from that period.
     
  5. Zaphod

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    My family's military history (American, at any rate) started with me, so.... :frown:
     
  6. nurseypoo

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    I couldn't find my dad's WWII stuff, either. Hate to say that I'm glad I'm not the only one. Found my grandfather's WWI draft registration card. My dad didn't even know there was one for his dad!
     
  7. WAMom68

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    I found two of my great-uncles (my grandfather's brothers) WWII information.

    I'm disappointed that I could not find any information for my father or my husband's uncle, both served in Vietnam.
     
  8. USNA69

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    The older the records, the more I found. It had absolutely nothing on anyone, including myself, who I knew who served in Vietnam. WWI was outstanding with original documents as was the Civil War. Didn't try Korea but I agree, Vietnam was a bust.
     

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