NPRC states your father's records were destroyed in the '73 fire (they've gotten a lot of "mileage" out of that fire). What they neglected to tell you is that there are sources which can provide a great deal of information relating to his military service (they use these very sources to reconstruct files of WWII and Korean War veterans who still, even at this late date, apply for medals, benefits, etc.; unfortunately, they don't do this for surviving relatives of deceased veterans).
I can access some or all of these other sources but many, if not most, involve expenses that I have to pass along - I don't want or need YOUR money, I just want to keep MINE. I love to help people; I love to help the poor; and the best way to do that is to not become one of them!
I have no problem with those who "specialize" in "free information". They know what their services are worth! You want clean, wholesome, nutritious grain, you must pay market price. You want grain that's already been through the bull - that comes a lot cheaper! Let me know what you decide.