Veterans' Service Records

Locating Veterans and Service Members

We cannot release personal information about a veteran, and we lack the resources and current information to forward letters or correspondence to veterans. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs and certain military branches may be able forward some messages to veterans or active service personnel. Some veterans service organizations such as the VFW and American Legion and other groups also maintain reunion listings, member directories and locator services.

Other Sources for Veterans Information, Aid and Benefits may also be of assistance.

Military Personnel Locator Services

Veterans Directories and Locators from other Organizations

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  • Interactive Vietnam War Memorial
    The Interactive Vietnam War Memorial from Footnote.com enables visitors to search the Wall for people they know and pay tribute by adding photos, comments and stories of those who lost their lives during the Vietnam conflict. ( More about this project.)
  • Selected Veterans Service Organizations
    A short list of service organizations which may offer reunion listings or locator services.
  • Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
    Comprehensive database of Veterans Organizations compiled by the VA.
  • VetFriends.com (fee required for locator services)
    Vet Friends.com helps you to reunite with friends and family who are veterans of or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Military.com
    A commercial site offering free resources to serve, connect, and inform active duty members, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers.
  • Military Connections
    A commercial site designed to help present and past military personnel and their families find each other and keep in touch. The site is free to members and offers an array of resources to help past and present military personnel take advantage of their military benefits.

 

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    The VA can forward a message from you to the veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA and they have an address on record. For more information on VA forwarding:
    https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/
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