Thats more than six million records documenting assignments, evaluations, awards and decorations, training, demographics, medical information and disciplinary actions. Some files also contain photos of the individual and official correspondence.
You can access your relatives records by visiting or writing the NPRC in St. Louis, submitting Standard Form 180, or (if you’re next of kin) using eVetRecs online ordering. See the NPRC announcement for more details.
The NPRC, a National Archives facility, holds service records of military personnel discharged after 1917. It plans to eventually open its entire collection 57 million OMPFs, with more available to the public each year through 2067.