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Date Posted: Mon, August 29 2005, 9:12:46
Author: Jeff Northridge
Author Host/IP: dialup-4.246.108.152.Dial1.SanJose1.Level3.net / 4.246.108.152
Subject: Re: information on my father speedy
In reply to: francisco gonzalez jr a,k,a speedy 's message, "information on my father speedy" on Sun, August 28 2005, 12:10:19

Howdy Francisco Gonzalez, Jr.'s Daughter;

By the word "bush", I assume that your father served in Vietnam and by "3rd marine 5th battalion" you mean the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment which served with the 1st Marine Division since no Marine regiment which served in Vietnam had battalion numbers higher than the 3rd (see the Marine Corps order of battle in Vietnam at http://kilo35usmc.org/vn/k35links.html ). That website also has links to H&S, India, Kilo, and Lima companies of the 3rd/5th Marines.

Copies of your father's Marine Corps Personnel File, DD-214, and a set of replacement medals can be requested by using Standard Form 180 (SF-180), but the forms must be signed by your father's next-of-kin. As his daughter, you would undoubtedly qualify. For information on how to obtain the former two see http://www.archives.gov/research_room/obtain_copies/veterans_service_records.html and for the latter see http://usmilitary.about.com/od/medalsanddecs/a/decreplacement.htm .

If your father is buried in a National Cemetery, go to the VA homepage, and click on "National Cemeteries". They have a listing for all veterans who are interred on Federal property. If your father is buried in a private cemetery, I wouldn't know how to proceed. Good luck!

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  • Re: information on my father speedy -- Bruce Swander, Thu, September 01 2005, 9:52:35 (cmu-24-35-46-38.mivlmd.cablespeed.com/24.35.46.38)
  • Thanks For The Information! -- Jeff Northridge, Sat, September 03 2005, 19:12:32 (dialup-4.246.27.191.Dial1.SanJose1.Level3.net/4.246.27.191)

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