From a very helpful question (or rather, one of its answers) I filled out and mailed an SF-180 requesting military information for an individual. I received word back from NARA last week that the inquiry could not be fulfilled. The main issue with my inquiry was that it lacked certain details:
- Start/End service dates
- Service Number
- Social Security Number
It is a bit of a catch-22 (especially for the first two items) as the reason I am asking NARA for those records is to get this kind of information!
For the above three items, then, where else can I go to find this information so I can try to resubmit my SF-180?
The individual served in the Navy during WWII and is deceased (1899-1947).