HOW TO OBTAIN MILITARY RECORDS

The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis has opened the military records of more than 6 million service-members who were discharged or who retired or died before 1946.

To view original records, visit the center in person; call ahead to check whether records are intact. For an appointment, call (314) 801-0850.

To obtain copies of records, write to the center at 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63132, or fax a request to (314) 801-9195. Requests may also be submitted online at vetrecs.archives.gov. There may be a charge for copies.