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Help with research on military service.
My father was in the marines in the early 1950s. I am trying to find any info about his service. I have his SSN but not his service number.

I have tried the National Archives. The operate at a glacial pace and are now even slower as they are considered non-essential.

There was a 2nd guy in the marines, in Korea about the same time with the same first name, last name and middle initial. I believe the archives sent me the other guys info as the medals don't match what I have in pictures.

I've tried Ancenstry and some other sites but without the SN I can't tell if I am looking at the right records.

I've tried some Facebook user groups but they all refer me to the National Archives.

Any ideas on how I might find a service number?

01-09-2021 01:31 PM
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RE: Help with research on military service.
I'd try the VA and VFW. They may not have immediate answers but should be able to steer you in the right direction.
01-24-2021 05:00 PM
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RE: Help with research on military service.
Maybe this?
Records Request

It says for the actual Marine to contact but perhaps there is a way for a family member, particularly if the Marine is deceased?

Good luck with your search.
01-27-2021 02:54 PM
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