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  1. garyrnorth

    garyrnorth New Member

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    Hello from Ohio,
    I joined the forum awhile ago but do not spend any time in here..Sorry because it is
    fascinating, the hardships the old timers had to go through.
    Anyway, Would someone please share with me the timespan of requesting and or receiving
    information from St. Louis.
    Mid September this year I mailed an application for the records of my Uncle from WWII,; timespan 1940-46. I am not really trying to be anxious but I am wondering how the process works...What sort of timespan for the first response from them. A Month or two or a year or two?? And is there a recourse if his records were burnt?
    Thank You all so much for what you have and will do for your country and your fellow servicemen of which I was one.
    Good Day, Gary
     
  2. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    I don't think I've seen response times of over a year. Fastest I've heard was a week or two but also heard of it taking months. I'm not the most experienced with them so can't give much more than that.
     
  3. Neil N Duty

    Neil N Duty New Member

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    Good day,

    I recieved my letter telling me that my Fathers records were burnt in about 3 weeks last year. Don't get your hopes up too high, I did some research and Millions of records were lost.

    Neil
     
  4. lwd

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    Some have found copies in the county records even if the ones in St. Louis were burned so if you live close to the courthouse of the county he resided in you might check there.
     
  5. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    I recorded my last discharge with the County Clerk, first thing.

    Check the local papers as well.
     
  6. KMZgirl

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    Also, if his file was burnt, you or a paid researcher can follow him through morning reports.
     
  7. Neil N Duty

    Neil N Duty New Member

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    Morning,

    I did the same when I got out in the 70's, but simply recorded my DD214 (Which later I retrieved a Certified copy from the county because I couldn't find mine) Would there have ever been a reason for the County to have more than that? Secondly please explain more about these Morning reports?

    Thanks

    Neil
     
  8. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    I chose to record my discharge as that was the relevant document to CivLant. I then ordered copies of my full jacket, and received the parts they'd let me have. I can ask again in about three years.
     

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