"Veterans or next of kin of deceased veterans can order copies of their military records directly on line from the The National Personnel Records Center. Veterans are entitled to one set of their medals and awards. To request his medals, a veteran should send in a separate completed Standard Form (SF) 180 to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Naval Liaison Office, Room 5409, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100. Please write "Do not open in mailroom" on the outer envelope.
Information is also available on obtaining official medical records of retired service personnel and dependents as well as hospital and some ship sick call logs, which are held by the National Personnel Records Center. Information from these records is available to the veteran, or if deceased, to the next of kin. A separate request should be sent for each veteran. If signed by the next of kin, the relationship to the veteran must be specified and proof of death presented. In order to get information from medical records and/or sick call logs, please fill out Standard Form (SF) 180 mentioning you want medical records, and send it to the National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. The form can also be submitted by fax to (314) 801-9195. More information is available on the National Personnel Records Center's website at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/."