United States, Casualties of the Vietnam War (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1965-1998
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This index consists of two files:
  
This collection contains an index to Vietnam War dead, missing and prisoners of war occurring in Cambodia, China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Thailand acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 330 Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. See also ARC Identifier 306742.
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:a.) Combat Area Casualties Current File, 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998 (58,193 records)  
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:b.) Combat Area Casualties Returned Alive File, 5/1/1962 - 3/22/1979 (772 records)
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The files were created by the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Service, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, Statistical Information Analysis Division. They served as the official repository for records on US military casualties in the Southeast Asian combat areas (Cambodia, China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Thailand) occurring during the Vietnam War. Included within casualties were the following:
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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*Vietnam War dead
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*Missing in action
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*Prisoners of war
  
== Record Content ==
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The files were acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" the records are from Record Group 330 Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. [AAD Series Description] See also ARC Identifier 306742.
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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To locate the "Access to Archival Databases" go the National Archives website at www.archives.gov, from the home page under "Resources” click “ A-Z Index" on the “Subject Index” page, under the letter alphabet, click on “AAD (Access to Archival Databases)” The military indexes should be found under “Wars/International Relations.”
  
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The event date is either date of death or declared dead from the current file or date released or returned alive from the returned alive file.
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Record Content  ==
  
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Information found in this collection may include:
  
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*Name
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*Date of birth
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*Date of death or repatriation (return or restoration to one’s own country)
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*Home state and city of record (if known)
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*Social Security or Service number
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*Religious affiliation
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*Marital status
  
== Related Websites ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*Name
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*Date of death
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*Home state of record
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*Social security or service number
  
[[United States]]
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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General template:
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*Use the name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.
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*The home city and state of record can lead you to census records.
  
“[Title of collection],” [index and images, images or index], FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed [date collection accessed]),[page number equivalent, including name of principals and date of event]; citing [Creator, Jurisdiction, or Institution][ (Optional location)], [Name or title of series, volume, or record type  – archival title], [further record identification when needed, including FHL microfilm number], [Archive name], [Location of archive].
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*If you cannot find your ancestor, try alternate spellings of the name.
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*The event date is either date of death or declared dead from the current file or date released or returned alive from the returned alive file.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=512&cat=WR28&bc=,sl NARA Series Description]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[United States]]
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*[[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
Notes:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
Use the PAL if available, where none exists, use http://familysearch.org . as listed above
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Words like born, died or married may be used prior to the date of the event.
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A partial citation can be found on the bottom of the page for indexed collections, including a PAL, (persistent URL), which is preferable to the URL. I recommend that you copy this citation and add the missing data, which usually includes the archive. You might also need to reformat it a little.
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
Example for a Browsed Collection:
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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{{Collection citation| text =Department of Defense. Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, created, 1/20/1967 - 12/1998, documenting the period 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC}}
When looking at the image the pal appears in the address field at the top of the screen for the image. An example is: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19126-29728-56?cc=1879925&wc=14423216
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This is the image that you want to link to, if possible. If you can’t link to it successfully, use familysearch.org as shown above.
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Example for a Legacy Collection:
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"Caribbean Deaths and Burials 1790-1906," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 17 March 2011), John Edward Jones,  26 Nov 1865; citing Burial Records, FHL microfilm 1,223,999; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.
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When the article is a stub (has three or more empty sections), please add the following template in Wikitext.
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Revision as of 22:33, 12 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This index consists of two files:

a.) Combat Area Casualties Current File, 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998 (58,193 records)
b.) Combat Area Casualties Returned Alive File, 5/1/1962 - 3/22/1979 (772 records)

The files were created by the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Service, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, Statistical Information Analysis Division. They served as the official repository for records on US military casualties in the Southeast Asian combat areas (Cambodia, China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Thailand) occurring during the Vietnam War. Included within casualties were the following:

  • Vietnam War dead
  • Missing in action
  • Prisoners of war

The files were acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" the records are from Record Group 330 Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. [AAD Series Description] See also ARC Identifier 306742.

To locate the "Access to Archival Databases" go the National Archives website at www.archives.gov, from the home page under "Resources” click “ A-Z Index" on the “Subject Index” page, under the letter alphabet, click on “AAD (Access to Archival Databases)” The military indexes should be found under “Wars/International Relations.”

The event date is either date of death or declared dead from the current file or date released or returned alive from the returned alive file.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death or repatriation (return or restoration to one’s own country)
  • Home state and city of record (if known)
  • Social Security or Service number
  • Religious affiliation
  • Marital status

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Home state of record
  • Social security or service number

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.
  • The home city and state of record can lead you to census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • If you cannot find your ancestor, try alternate spellings of the name.
  • The event date is either date of death or declared dead from the current file or date released or returned alive from the returned alive file.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Department of Defense. Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, created, 1/20/1967 - 12/1998, documenting the period 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC