Then, as he was trying to figure out how we had gotten it, he opened up the box with all the other medals laid out.He was speechless.” Requesting military records can be time-consuming but is worth the wait, according to Dotson, who said she started researching how to get her grandfather’s records in August 2013. National Archives has detailed instructions on how to get copies of military records, as well as awards and decorations. Some of the older records – for service members who separated from military service in 1953 or before – are open to the general public. For example, the current year, 2015, minus 62 years.
It’s easy to feel bad for the victims here — how could you not?
— but there’s something else at stake, too: the security and privacy of our soldiers’ identities.
— When Miranda Dotson wanted to learn more about her late grandfather's military service, she turned to the U. What she found led to a sweet surprise for her family, especially her father.
Dotson, a producer at WRAL-TV, filed a records request to see what medals her grandfather had received.
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The National Personnel Records Center holds the historical records of nearly 100 million veterans and responds to more than 1.4 million records requests each year, according to the National Archives.
The vast majority of those records are on paper and not available online.
They are targeting elderly women, and women from other countries.