In your previous message you mentioned that you could "Rebuild my fathers military background but you would have to charge me". I do not know what you mean by Rebuild. I have very little information to begin with. How much would you charge to do this? If you do not want to mention it here you can email me directly.
My brother and I have always been interested in my fathers military background. My father passed away on the 22nd of December this year. Just a little over a week ago.
My father was a member of the American Legion. They handled his funeral at the cemetery. I have contacted the 2 different posts that he was a member of. They have both researched their files and neither of them have copies of his DD-214. But, a few years ago they were able to obtain the ribbons and medals that my father had earned in the military. How they did that without having his paperwork is beyond me.
My father was a Major in the U.S. Army. During the time he served, he had earned 3 - Purple Hearts, Silver Star, Bronze Star, American Campaign, and the European/African Campaign medals. I know that isn't much help to you but as I mentioned, that is about all I know as he did not talk about it that much.