The National Personnel Records Fire of 1973

Published January 15, 2021 3,203 Views $0.50 earned

Rumble A fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri, destroyed between 16 and 18 million United States Military service files. It has affected genealogy research and prevented veterans from receiving the benefits they should receive to this very day. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

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