Monday, December 12, 2005

Awards for USS ALTAIR by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates. Many thanks to all that responded to the question of getting service awards while aboard the Altair.

Chief Smith suggests going to and scrolling down and clicking on "Awards" and clicking on "OPNAV Note 1650" and there you will find a list of ALL awards. And, it's a LONG list too! Plus, you can write the National Personnel Records Center.

Paul LeClair sent the following information:

"UNIT AWARDS FOR ALTAIR AKS32; 1 Unit Award was found.......for furthur information, please send an email to NavyAwards@Navy.Mil

You may request a copy of your service record by submitting a written request to:

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

It must contain the following information:

Full Name
Service Number or SSN
Dates of service (start and finish)
Daytime telephone number.

.....Obtaining information on Navy Awards and Medals Veterans are entitles to one set of medals and awards. To request his medals, a veteran should send in a separate completed Standard Form (SF) 180 to the:

Bureau of Naval Personnel (Code 312D2)
Naval Liaison Office, Room 5409
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Mark on envelope "DO NOT OPEN IN MAILROOM""

I have used this information procedure in getting the service record of an uncle that served in WW2.........and it worked! It also worked for Lou Cour as he also got his medals; and very quickly. But, he had some political influence working for him. ha.

Best Regards to All..........Charles


Dick Braun SN/MA 62 - 63 said...

Thanks guys, I have requested that my DD214 be updated to include the awards earned and that they be sent to me. Thanks for sharing the info... Dick

Dick Braun SN/MA 62 - 63 said...

Well the process is now complete. I have received the National Defence and Expeditionary Service medals and have had my service record updated to reflect the awards. The process took about 6 months.