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More Research Tools

Looking for more Stars and Stripes and military research resources? Here are some additional Web sites and useful links.

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes Online

Stars and Stripes continues to deliver independent news and information daily to the U.S. military community worldwide, in print and online.

Stars and Stripes Museum

Located in Bloomfield, Missouri, this non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the history of Stars and Stripes.

GI Stories

Toward the end of WWII, Stars and Stripes published history booklets for various military divisions. Stars and Stripes is working to incorporate them into our digitized archive, but until we do, we offer a link where many of them are available.

Other Sources for Stars and Stripes

Please contact each individual organization to inquire about lending practices, accessibility and availability.



Air Force Historical Research Agency: http://www.afhra.af.mil/


U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil/


Marine Corps History Division: http://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision


The Naval History and Heritage Command:
http://www.history.navy.mil/ Requests from individuals must be submitted in writing. Especially useful is the page containing FAQs on ship (deck) logs (explains what information is actually recorded in a ship log and how to go get a copy of one): http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg15.htm

Naval Vessel Register: http://www.nvr.navy.mil/

  • Official register of all U.S. naval ships and service crafts.

Naval Historical Foundation: https://www.navyhistory.org/


Personnel and medical records:

The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, part of the National Archives, houses the collection of personnel and medical military files. To request copies of military records: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html Be sure to note the many other useful Web links on the main page: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/index.html

Replacement awards and decorations:

The National Personnel Records Center also handles requests for the replacement of awards and decorations that were lost or stolen: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html

Locating servicemembers:

Each branch of the U.S. military has its own servicemember locater. Please note that most can only locate active-duty servicemembers.
More information about the locater service for each branch can be found at the primary Department of Defense site: http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/pis/PC04MLTR.html

Locating burial sites:

Locating burial sites of servicemembers laid to rest in the United States: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov Locating burial sites of servicemembers laid to rest overseas: http://www.abmc.gov

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