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August 19, 2013

Susan asks…

How do i get a copy of sombodys army record (family)?

Administrator answers:

Send a request to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Here’s a link….


The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. (Records prior to WWI are in Washington, DC.) NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.

This site is provided for those seeking information regarding military personnel, health and medical records stored at NPRC (MPR).

If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests. Please Note: All requests must be in writing, signed and mailed to us at the address shown below.

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

The Military Personnel Records (MPR) facility of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is located in the St. Louis suburb of Overland, MO, about 10 miles west-northwest of the Gateway Arch.

From Interstate 170 take Page Avenue west for a mile, and turn left into the Federal Records Center (FRC) complex at the Spencer Avenue traffic light. From Interstate 270 take Page Avenue east for four miles and turn right at the Spencer Avenue traffic light. The Guard at the gate will provide further information about parking and building entry. Our research room is located at the east end of Building 100.

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. To 3:45 p.m.
(Closed weekends and Federal holidays)

Contact Information
Telephone: 314-801-0800
E-mail: *
Status Check: *
Fax: 314 801-9195

Checking the Status of Your Request by E-mail: Once you have allowed sufficient time for us to receive and process your request (about 10 days), you may check the status of your request by e-mail through our NPRC Customer Service Center at Please provide your name, request number if you have one, service number and social security number to allow us to access your request in our system. You will receive a return e-mail from us with a projected completion date for your request.

Special Note on Calling by Phone: If you have already submitted a request and need to know its status you may speak to a Customer Service Representative. Our peak calling times are weekdays between 10:00 am CST and 3:00 pm CST. Staff is available to take your call as early as 7:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm cst. This number will allow you to hold until a technician is available to help you.

Special Note on Contacting by E-mail: Requests for military personnel records or information from them cannot be accepted by e-mail at this time. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Department of Defense directives require a written request, signed and dated, to access information from military personnel records. Our e-mail address should only be used only to request general information (hours of operations, procedures, and forms) or to submit compliments, complaints or concerns.

Please review these web pages for information before contacting us.

NOTE: If you send messages using WebTV or a free e-mail service, you will not receive our response if your mailbox is full. Messages sent to full mailboxes are returned to us as “undeliverable”. You may wish to include your mailing address in your message so that we may respond via the U.S. Postal Service.

Paul asks…

What places over the course of American westward expansion were known as the gateways to the west?

I know Pittsburgh PA was early on, I heard Lancaster PA was also know as the gateway to the west prior to Pittsburgh. Later on St. Louis MO. Any other places during the course of American history known as gateways to the west?

Administrator answers:

Read about the “Old Northwest Territory.” and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. These are the main areas in which people from the East would have emigrated to prior to the Louisiana Purchase. After the Louisiana Purchase, all trials to the far west originated from the Mississippi River.

Linda asks…

Can sakura trees be grown in the United States mid west?

I live in south east Missouri, about 2 hours south of St. Louis. So I was wondering if Japanese sakura trees would be able to grow here? And if so what special care would they need?

Administrator answers:

“Sakura” is Japanese for ‘cherry blossom’….

Here are some Google images of sakura growing in your nation’s capital city, Washington, DC;,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47883778,d.dmQ&fp=1016d4f5bea93a94&biw=1440&bih=775

And here are some growing at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, two hours North of you at 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110;

Ruth asks…

Where should a young,single professional live in Dallas. I work at the UT Southwestern medical campus.?

I am moving down from St Louis and I really hope the social scene in Dallas is better. I heard that Uptown is a great place to live but the traffic sucks. ANd also I guess it’s really expensive. How much do you guys think that a 2 bedroom condo in that area cost? Thanks a ton in advance for your help.

Administrator answers:

There is a new Cityville complex that is going in at the Southwestern Medical Complex that just recently opened within blocks of SMC. Ohterwise, I would recommend areas east of there. Oak Lawn would be close and little traffic. Downtown is booming and very cool, but pricey. Avoid the suburbs, you’ll have major traffic. Look around in the Inwood / Lemmon area. You could get a nice condo for around $1,100./mo and be within a 15 minute drive (no freeways) to work. Good luck and enjoy Dallas.

Sharon asks…

What happened to Anthony the weatherman on ksdk channel 5?

Administrator answers:

December 7, 2011 Anthony Slaughter has been tapped by KRON-TV in San Francisco to become its on-air weather personality and in charge of producing all computerized weather graphics beginning Feb. 2 – a day after his contract with KSDK, Channel 5 expires. Courted by NBC, he has already begun to meet the staff and signed a “six-figure” pact. “Can’t wait to get there,” says Slaughter.
Http:// ———- ——— updated 3/27/2012 5:46:27 PM ET
Anthony Slaughter has always had a love for meteorology.

As a child in Boston he was the designated family meteorologist, alerting his family and friends to dangerous weather in the area.

His passion for weather continued to grow when he joined the storm-chasing team at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he majored in Environmental and Physical Geography. By his sophomore year he was not only storm chasing but also getting hands-on experience with Doppler and Velocity radar, finding which areas should be aware of potentially severe weather.

During his junior year in college, he was offered a coveted internship at KOMU in Columbia, Mo. After a few months there, he was offered the weekend weather anchor for the 6pm and 10pm newscasts.

During his time at KOMU, he went from an intern to the main weekend weathercaster, even training three interns from 2006-2009 (all while still in college).

Anthony makes it a habit to visit local schools to talk about weather. He also participates in local events to raise money for local charities. Outside of work, he enjoys any activity outdoors, whether it’s swimming, running, biking, kayaking or tennis. He also plays the drums and has the most fun finding new music.

Anthony values his family and his friends for pushing him to follow his dreams and never give up. He also loves to travel.

He was most recently the weekend meteorologist in St. Louis, Mo. A native of Boston, Mass.
Http:// ——– KSDK meteorologist Anthony Slaughter speaks to Hazelwood North Middle School students Hazelwood North Middle School hosted KSDK-TV Channel 5 meteorologist Anthony Slaughter for its Black History Month Celebration Assembly.

Slaughter spoke to the entire student body about his dream of becoming a weatherman, a dream he had since he was seven years old. A District graduate, he told the students how he attended Jury and Townsend elementary schools, Kirby (now Hazelwood East) Middle School and Hazelwood East High School. He said he can relate to where the students are today because he was once in their position.

The students were extremely excited after Slaughter completed his speech and gave him an enthusiastic response to his words. The program contained many student performances as they demonstrated their talents – singing, dancing, cheerleading, playing instruments and more.

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