For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, here is a brief history lesson. In 1973 a fire ripped through The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Millions of records on military service of thousands of people were lost or damaged. You can read more about it at the National Archives. My family has a personal interest in this as my Grandfather had his service records stored there. For years my mother tried to get her father’s records, but the answer was always "I am sorry they were stored in St. Louis." Maybe, someday in the future, his records will be among the ones to be restored. Here’s to hoping!
*Image from Wikipedia of the St. Louis fire