How to find out where deceased grandfather was stationed

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mjedlin66
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How to find out where deceased grandfather was stationed

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Greetings veterans,

I live and work in Okinawa, Japan, but I've never been active duty. I know that my grandfather was stationed in Japan during the Korean war, but I don't know where. My dad doesn't know either, but he is coming to visit me in a few months. Do you guys know if it's possible to find out where my grandfather was stationed, so that we could visit?

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Re: How to find out where deceased grandfather was stationed

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One resource to consider is the online National Archives. There you can request Veterans’ Service Records.

https://www.archives.gov/
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That is exactly what I needed. Thank you.

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Re: How to find out where deceased grandfather was stationed

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+1 on requesting the Veteran Service Records. Many of the WWII records burned during a hugh warehouse fire back in the 70s, but if you go here (https://www.archives.gov/veterans) you can request the records electronically. You may need your dad to request them since he's the next of kin. Best of luck tracing your grandfather's service!
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