Research Resource: “Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources” (Updated)
The Congressional Research Service guide “Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources” (RS 2182) was updated on December 5, 2019.
A full text copy of the document is available here (via Congress.gov).
About the Guide
This guide provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service records of discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel. It also provides information on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
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11 pages; PDF.
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