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From: "Alvie L. Davidson CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Looking for Military Records on Deceased WWII Veteran
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 14:03:08 -0400
If this man was released from active service at the end of WWII he would
only have been given a release and a discharge. There were no DD-214's at
You might find his complete military file was destroyed at the fire in St
Louis in 1973.
Have you gone directly to the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs in Washington, DC?
They take two and half forevers but you can get a file, if one was created
for him. One never knows how these things get created but go for it.
Alvie L. Davidson CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Christopher T. Smithson
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:13 PM
Subject: [APG] Looking for Military Records on Deceased WWII Veteran
I have been looking for information about my great-uncle's service in WII,
Howard Franklin Burkman, a native of Berks Couty, Pennsylvania. I sent a
request to the NARA for a copy of his DD214 and any other records about his
service. I provided his Service Number, Social Security Number, VA Claim
number, his date of birth, date of death, and they came back saying that
they wanted me to reconstruct his medical records and that they also could
not find his DD214.
I found out that he entered the service at Allentown, PA in 1942 and served
in the 318th Army Infantry of the 80th Divison in Company J. He was
discharged at Camp Pickett in Virginia in August of 1945. He also recieved
the Purple Heart.
He was born in Berks County, PA on April 11, 1921 and died in September
1964 in Reading, PA. He was married twice and both spouses have since
Where else can I look to find information? I recieved the above information
from the Funeral Home in Shillington, PA from what they had written down on
a piece of paper in his file with no copy of the DD214.
Howard was buried at Pleasant View Cemetery in Spring Twp., Berks County,
PA. He has no stone.
Christopher T. Smithson
127 N. Main Street
Port Deposit, Maryland 21904-1211
(410) 378-2733 (Home)
(410) 690-1299 (Cell)
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