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“Discovering the Legacy of a WW2 Soldier: Tips and Tricks”

Are you interested in learning more about a WW2 veteran you know or knew? Whether you are a family member, friend, or simply curious about their history, preserving the legacy of these brave soldiers is an important aspect of preserving our nation’s history. Here are a few tips to help you get started with your research:

  1. Collect Information: Start by gathering all available information about the veteran, including their full name, rank, service number, and unit. If you are a relative, consider reaching out to other family members for information.

  2. Utilize Official Records: The National Archives is an excellent resource for finding official records, such as military service records, pension records, and discharge papers. As a relative, you may request a copy of the veteran’s service record, separation papers, and other related records by visiting their website at www.archives.gov.

  3. Harness the Power of Online Resources: There are many websites and forums dedicated to WW2 research, including the National WW2 Museum’s website, www.nationalww2museum.org, which provides a wealth of information and resources for researchers.

  4. Connect with Veteran Organizations: Consider reaching out to organizations like the American Legion or the Veterans of Foreign Wars for information and assistance with your research. Their websites, www.legion.org and www.vfw.org, respectively, provide additional resources and information.

  5. Interview Family Members: If the veteran is no longer alive, consider interviewing family members, friends, or fellow soldiers who may have information or stories to share.

  6. Submit a Research Request: Consider submitting a research request via our contact page to take advantage of our expertise and resources. Our team of experts is here to help you with your research and answer any questions you may have.

Remember, research can take time and effort, but the end result is well worth it. By preserving the legacy of the WW2 veteran you know or knew, you are ensuring that their sacrifices and contributions are never forgotten.

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