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for Veterans & their families


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Request Copies of Military Medical Personnel Records
Click on this Link:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html

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Request Copies of Military Personnel Records
Click on this Link:
http://www.archives.gov/research_room/vetrecs/index.html


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A HANDBOOK for FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS has been updated with the latest data and is now available for $3.70 postpaid. The 96 page booklet describes such VA benefits as medical care, education, compensation, pension, Life insurance, home loan guarantee, vocational rehabilitation and burial assistance.

To obtain this booklet, send your check or money order in the amount of $3.70 to:

SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
US GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20402-9325

The stock number to order is ISBN 0-16-036128
The book can be order with a credit card by dialing (202) 512-1800 or FAX (202) 512-2250



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You can obtain all service medals you are entitled to by writing to

NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER
ENTITLEMENT TO AWARDS DIVISION
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63132

You must write asking for the Medals to be issued to you and you MUST include a copy of both sides of your DISCHARGE PAPERS. This service is available to veterans and relatives of deceased veterans.

Here is a FORM you can print out and use.



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The Naval Historical Center (DC) has custody of all deck logs for US Naval vessels through 1961 and are at the

Textual Reference Branch of the
National Archives & Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD. 20740-6001

Phone Number: (301) 713-7250


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The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a TOLL FREE NUMBER where you can inquire about headstones for veterans or other questions regarding grave marker programs.

The new system will greatly enhance the ability to get answers to customers who need them quickly. By calling 1-800-687-6947 you can connect to VA's National Cemetery Systems, Office of Memorials Programs in Washington, DC. This line operates from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Service representatives can now supply immediate information about status of applications, headstones or marker delivery and general information about the Memorial Programs.



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For the first time since 1936, Congress has changed the VFW congressional charter. They have amended the charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to allow more that 1.8 million veterans who served in Korea since the end of that war to join the VFW.



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http://www.va.gov/

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To Receive a citation for being with the Task Force that escorted the
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write to:

Department of Navy
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000

State the name, rate and ship as being part of
Task Force 16 on April 18, 1942


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Freedom Of Information Act
SECNAV/CNO FOIA Office
Chief of Naval Operations (N09B10)
http://foia.navy.mil/foianote.htm

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National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/

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