For the rest of this week, you can search subscription site Ancestry.coms military records collection for free in honor of Veterans Day.
That includes the latest addition, more than 600 Navy cruise books from 1950-1988, giving names and photographs of roughly 450,000 servicemen deployed at sea, as well as details about the voyage.
I recommend searching the WWI draft cards, too. Nearly every male resident (citizens and aliens) born between 1873 and 1900 had to register.
Start searching on Ancestry.coms military records landing page. When you click to view record details, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a free registration if you’re not already logged in to the site.