Lily, as I always indicate, I am a hobbyist and not an expert. Take what I tell you as suggestion until otherwise confirmed.To the best of my knowledge, though some Army enlistment records are available online, there is not a parallel enlistment record for Navy personnel. (If someone knows of such a resource I would love to have info about it.) It does not appear to me that the Naval Historical Center (which Michael pointed you toward in another post) would have even rudimentary personnel info. (See this web page found at their site:http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq19-1.htmhttp://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq19-1.htm ) Though one of the resources Andrea mentioned might prove fruitful (courthouse, etc) I believe your best chance of success remains the NPRC. This is true, of course, only if he was, indeed, Naval personnel, whose records were not affect by the 1973 fire.