- 1 How do I find my past Marines?
- 2 Where are Marine Corps records kept?
- 3 Is there a Marine Corps database?
- 4 How can I find out if someone served in the Marines?
- 5 How do I find old Marine friends?
- 6 Are marine records public?
- 7 Do Marines get a DD214?
- 8 How long are military service records kept?
- 9 How do I find my Marine photos?
- 10 How can you tell a military scammer?
- 11 How do I find my Royal Marine service records?
- 12 Who is the most famous veteran?
How do I find my past Marines?
Former Marines and Photos Service information on former Marines is held at the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Personnel Records Center. To obtain service records, please write to the proper agency.
Where are Marine Corps records kept?
If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored here at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We are the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
Is there a Marine Corps database?
Records of Marine Corps soldiers and officers are available at the National Archives in Record Group 127 for the years 1798 to 1904.
How can I find out if someone served in the Marines?
How to Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans
- By phone at 1-877-272-7337.
- Through an online request (You’ll first need to create an account.)
- Using its Hero Care app on your mobile device.
How do I find old Marine friends?
A better way to locate your old friends is to search for a Facebook group for your old duty station. There are Facebook groups for current and former military bases, units and ships, as well as groups related to serving at those commands.
Are marine records public?
Without the consent of the veteran or next-of-kin, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) can only release limited information from the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) to the general public.
Do Marines get a DD214?
The DD Form 214 is an official document issued by the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines at the time of discharge or separation from military service. The DD214 shows your status as a separated or retired military member and the nature of your service including dates, awards and decorations and other important details.
How long are military service records kept?
In general, an individual’s military records are maintained by each branch of the military for around 5-10 years after the service member separates, after which records are sent to the National Archives where they are permanently maintained. You can request copies of records directly from the National Archives.
How do I find my Marine photos?
To find out how to get photos, call Recruit Photo at (843) 228-1555. San Diego: Recruit series book, platoon and individual photos are available at the Yearbook Office. Yearbooks and photos are kept for two years. They can be reached at (619) 296-3840.
How can you tell a military scammer?
While scams are constantly evolving, here are some familiar hallmarks of military romance scams:
- They only want to meet on your dime.
- They don’t want to ever meet.
- They use fake names.
- Someone else calls you.
- They make excuses about dumb things.
- They want compromising photos.
- They ask for cash.
- If you’re being scammed.
How do I find my Royal Marine service records?
A marine’s service number can be found in the indexes in series ADM 313 at The National Archives. Some Marine records can be found in Royal Navy series ADM 29, indexed via the TNA Discovery catalogue. First click on ‘Advanced search’ and then type in the name being searched.
Who is the most famous veteran?
12 Famous Veterans Who Served in the United States Military
- Elvis Presley. Photo: Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images.
- Bea Arthur. Photo: National Archives.
- Morgan Freeman. Photo: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner.
- John McCain. Photo: Getty Images.
- Johnny Cash.
- Neil Armstrong.
- Tammy Duckworth.
- Clint Eastwood.