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Old 02-07-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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I'm doing some preliminary research on someone who was in the navy from 42-46 and has since passed away. Is there any easy way that I could find out what his job was, etc. ?
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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I don't know how much the VA could help, but they might be able to point you in the right direction

http://www.va.gov/

This site might help as well.

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq19-1.htm
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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If you are an Immediate family member of this person then you can go here:

Navy Together We Served

And create a profile for a Fallen, Deceased or MIA Navy Sailor. And it may be a long shot but maybe someone on there knows this person or served with them. I have reconnected with quite a few old shipmates through TWS, granted i only got out 4 years ago.

The more info that you know about them, like when and where they served at or what commands they were stationed at the easier it will be to find out more info on them. I did see a section on there where you can start a forum thread requesting information about deseased or missing service members.

Also any active duty, retired, or navy vets, this is a great site and I highly suggest creating a profile. it's free for the basic membership.

And there is one for all you other military folks (Army, Air Force, Marines) out there too:

Together We Served

Except for the Puddle Pirates , haven't seen a Coast Guard one yet.

Good luck man I hope that you can get some info on them.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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If you are the spouse or child of a veteran, I think you can obtain their DD-214 (?) separation papers which should provide a bit more info. If you aren't one of the above, you may be SOL.

 
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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You are Illinois and if the vet was too, you should check out the IL Dept of Veteran's Affairs. My Uncle works there and they can obtain DD-214s for authorized people. I just forget who can be authorized at the moment.

 
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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My lord I cannot organize a set of thoughts today. I meant my Uncle works there so I am a little familiar with their policies. The IL D of V is who you probably need to communicate with.

 
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