Finding military record of B F Ervin of 2nd Indiana Cavalry?

How do I look up someone’s military record?

You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:

  1. Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). …
  2. Write a letter to the NPRC. …
  3. Visit the NPRC in person.
  4. Contact your state or county Veterans agency.

Can you look up someone’s combat record?

To find someone else’s records, you must use a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FOIA website of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, www.rcfp.org/foi.html , has detailed information. When you file your FOIA request, ask for all “publicly releasable” information on the veteran in question.

Is someone military records public?

Military personnel records are open to the public 62 years after they leave the military. (To calculate this, take the current year and subtract 62.) Records of any veteran who separated from the military 62 (or more) years ago can be ordered by anyone for a copying fee (detailed below under “cost”).

Are military records available online?

Veterans’ military service records and medical records are not online. However, veterans and next-of-kin can order copies of these records. While most of our holdings are not online, a variety of military records, from photos to documents to searchable databases are available.

Can you look up military records for free?

Request Recent Military Records (World War I – Present)

Most requests are free.

How can I find my father’s ww2 service record?

Visit the GOV.UK website for information about how to request a summary of a service record from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). These are available to next of kin and members of the general public on request to the MOD, provided the subject is no longer living. An administrative fee applies.

How can I find my dad’s military photo?

The most likely source for images would be the Soldiers’ Individual Service Records file. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is the official repository for such records.

Where are military records stored?

the National Archives and Records Administration

If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored here at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We are the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.

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