For those of you that would like to order your loved oneâ€™s service recordâ€¦
Go to this website http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/standard-form-180.html and there is a link to obtain the form SF-180 You can find the sailorâ€™s service number from the On Eternal Patrol website. http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-grunion-216.htm As best I could determine- the officers had an extra 0- in front of their service number and the rest would be enlisted men so those of us not familiar with all the ranks will know which box to check on the form (officer or enlisted).
I spoke to someone that has sent off for many of these in his research and this is what he told me. 1. include his service number 2. you donâ€™t have to be next of kin- however the information you get will vary as â€œright to knowâ€ laws vie with the â€œprivacy actâ€. 3. write on the form â€œinclude photo if availableâ€ 4. Be sure and fill out the â€œrequester isâ€ section on the form
The forms can be mailed or faxed to the Personnel Records center and you will see that information on the website.