[PW] Need help finding a resource to get military records

Brenda Herren BrendaH at ci.st-helens.or.us
Wed Nov 13 13:59:36 PST 2019

Ancestry.com and Fold3 have many military records online.  Perhaps, one of them would have the service number listed on the record?  I.e. draft cards etc.  Many libraries have subscriptions.  We have Ancestry.com Library Edition but not Fold3.  I would be happy to try and find any information for you, if you would like.

Brenda Herren-Kenaga, MLS, MA
Reference Librarian
St. Helens Public Library
375 S 18th, Suite A
St. Helens, OR 97051
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-----Original Message-----
From: Project-wombat <project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org> On Behalf Of Carolyn Haley
Sent: November 13, 2019 1:57 PM
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Subject: [PW] Need help finding a resource to get military records

Spouse seeks to get ahold of his deceased father's military records (WWII). Veterans Administration and National Archives (U.S.) online lookups don't work because he's missing his dad's "service number."  He has all other pertinent identity data, but the form requires that service number so his submission won't go through. We cannot find any FAQ or other channel that answers the question, "How do you get the service number?"

Anyone know? Without that number, all our searches just keep cycling back to the same place and conundrum.

Thanks in advance!


Carolyn Haley
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