Question about forms DD-214 and SF-180
I saw the "getting started" FAQ posted around here but still have a couple of questions.
Researching grandfather's WWII career (Glenn Thomson Pillsbury, Service No. 034125).He was career Army (joined up in 1940, discharged for health reasons in 1972) and I'm confused about where I go to get specific unit assignments he had during the war and so forth.I have the DD-214 but it does not give any unit information that seems relevant to WWII.Box 23a of DD-214 has information from 1956 (1203 Tank Unit), and his medals are listed, but that's really about it.Maybe I'm misunderstanding the purpose of the DD-214 form?
My question to you all: what can I expect by sending in the Standard Form 180?Since I already have the DD-214, I'm not sure what to ask for under "Other information requested" on SF-180.Frankly I'm interested in anything and everything, but that could be a bit too vague for SF-180.
Any advice and clarification is appreciated.