The best source for FACTS about your uncle's entire service during WW 2 is his I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File).It did not burn in the infamous July 1973 fire in St. Louis because the files are in Maryland. You will need to provide your uncle's name, rank, serial number (NOT his Social Security Number) the County & State he entered the US Army from, unit & date he was KIA. Send your letter-of-request to:
US Army Human Resource Command ATTN: AHRC-FOIA 200 Stovall Street AlexandriaVA22332-0400
There is no fee, but the wait is approximately 4-6 months. I have been obtaining IDPFs for years, always with a return address in the Washington, DC area.But the last two had a return address of Ft. Know, KY?Does anyone know, has the Human Resource Command moved?