View Single Post
Old 11-28-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 14, 2002
Posts: 1,062

Originally Posted by Charlie99909
I believe it is a bit harder than that. If memory serves, there was a big fire in the 60's that destroyed a lot of records from ww1 and ww2.

That's true. Some months ago, we were hoping to have my WWII vet father buried in a vet's cemetery but were told that since that fire destroyed the Army's records, the ONLY way to accomplish that goal was to hope that he DID have it (and save it) AND that the PTB would consider that a legit document and not a forgery. Thankfully, it ALL worked out but imagine those vets and families who somehow have no records on their own to prove their service.
PracTz is offline   Reply With Quote