Re: Looking for info on my uncle Robert ¨Bob¨ Kearney
The most likely candidate in the SSDI is:
Robert M. Kearney, born 6 July 1948, died 15 April 1974, issued New Jersey, SSN# 141-40-6610.
You can order his SS-5 to verify this is your uncle. New Jersey has restrictions on furnishing copies of Death Certificates but if one or both of his parents are living, they could obtain it. Spouse and children too, I believe. You would need to double check me on that. There are also restrictions on his military records but if you want a link for instructions, just advise. He does not show up in DVA's database so it's not likely he is buried in Arlington. You can try posting to the Vietnam War message board but without a unit, rank, time period, etc. you may not have much luck. It's possible that an obit exists for him so if you can verify via SS-5 that this is him then you have a good idea of when the obit would have appeared. That's another possibility but I would start with the SS-5.