I think my Dad's a war hero
November 6, 2008 9:44 AM Subscribe
My dad is a decorated Vietnam war vet. How can I find his records?
posted by mistsandrain to grab bag (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I recently learned that my dad received a number of medals for heroism for his service as an army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war. While he has amazed my siblings and me with his flying stories he has always been very elusive about the details of his experience in Vietnam and has never mentioned the honors and recognition he received. A family friend shared with me that he at the very least received a bronze star.
This year marks his 65th birthday and I would like to put together some sort of commemorative display. How can I track down his record and documentation? I have know idea what has become of his medals...