Re: Armed Guard Logs
Posted by Ron Carlson on November 26, 2012, 2:17 pm, in reply to "Re: Armed Guard Logs"
Your best bet is to try to obtain a copy of your father's official service record.
Your father's military service record would show the names of the ships to which he was assigned, applicable dates, decorations or medals awarded, etc. Please see this page from the Armed Guard website: http://armed-guard.com/searchmil.html. In particular see section A.1. Records of Individuals - U.S. Military. You will have to contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO, a facility operated by the U.S. Archives. Provide as much identifying information as possible about your father. The links on the web page noted above will take you to the necessary pages of the Records Center web site. There may be a fee for research time, photocopying and mailing, but the Records Center staff will not begin research without informing you of any charge.
Ron Carlson, Webmaster
Armed Guard / Merchant Marine website