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William Hardy
06-06-09, 02:31 PM
About a week or so ago I sent in a request for my Marine Corps Records and asked about certificates for my awards. It came back saying that they did not have my records and that my requests were being forwarded.

I was discharged in October 1978. Was that before or after the fire?
and...
Who would they forward my request to?

Kegler300
06-06-09, 03:08 PM
If you haven't done so already go here:

Military Personnel Records (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/)

The fire that occurred at the National Military Personnel Records center occurred in 1973 and shouldn't have affected you.

William Hardy
06-06-09, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the info - the link is same as I used. I'll just wait and see what happends in the next few weeks. Maybe it will work out.

Sgt Leprechaun
06-13-09, 08:34 AM
Damn, Gunny...I thought I had broken time!!! LOL

It's likely that NPRC will not have copies of your certificates (the actual certs not the award write ups) unless they were actually inside your SRB. The award write ups might be there as a 'right side' entry, otherwise they'll be on your Page 5 IIRC. When I got my SRB (on a disc BTW) it had everything that admin hadn't removed and some stuff I thought they had. It took about 90 days for me to get mine.