NARA IS NOT destroying records
#1

Ain't it always something? :banghead:

 

I guess the Internet will always be a conduit for the latest gossip and rumors, and most I just ignore, but felt this one deserved some attention from yours truly.

 

A few weeks ago I received a letter from someone saying they could not obtain their relatives unit records. They said NARA had stated it was part of a government dictate to clear space, etc. I couldn't believe it. Then I heard about it again, and...

 

Get this through your heads right now; NARA IS NOT DESTROYING RECORDS! The following is from a government site:

 

Is the National Archives and Records Administration destroying military personnel files?

 

They are not being destroyed. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and protects the files because they are permanently valuable records that document the essential evidence of military service for veterans. However, there is a rumor circulating on the Internet that advises veterans to apply for their Official Military Personnel Files to save them from destruction. There is no truth to this "urban legend" being perpetuated on the Web.

 

End of story, plain and simple. Marion has spoken.

:ladynews:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

That would sort of defeat the purpose of being the national "archives".

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#3

Ya, you are absolutely right, but we have to remember that many people do not possess common sense. If they did, then I wouldn't be posting this and you wouldn't be responding.

 

:P :P :o

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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