Military Records Search

Step 7 - Find military records and service information:

Finding military records online (or anywhere) is usually not easy. Like many tasks in finding people online, military records are scattered in an assortment of public and private databases and web pages across the internet. We have tried to collect what we feel are some of the best and most useful sites on the web. If you think that we have overlooked a good resource, please send us an email and let us know.

Navy Log  -  The Navy Log is the National Registry of Sea Service, the place where you can search for shipmates or enter information about your service record. You can search by Name or Duty Station.
Federal Research Division  -  Vietnam Era prisoner of war/missing in action database. This database was created to help researchers in investigating US Government document related to who are listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991. This database can return results based on entering search criteria such as last names, country names, service branches, and general keywords.
Vietnam Casualties  -  This site lists the complete Vietnam War casualty files by State. It was compiled by Jay Ebert, and used Tom Holloway's original database files as a starting point. The site lists the last name, first name, middle name, rank, branch of service, and home city, town or country.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)  -  The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities.
No Quarter  -  No Quarter allows you to do a search of US Government casualty lists for Vietnam. From this site you can search by last name, home town, branch of service, and state. You can also further refine your results by sorting on any of the above listed fields, as well as limiting the number of records per page. Information that is returned include name, home, date of birth, service, rank, and casualty date. This site is non-commercial, not-for-profit site. - Search Military Records  - features this 'Search Military Records' page that allows you to search over 100 different military databases dating as far back as the revolutionary war. You can also search their featured military collections which include WWI draft registration cards 1917-18, Civil War Collection, Civil War Service records, and World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas. You can search these records using first and/or last name.


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