Posted By:MICHAEL HIGGINS
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Subject:Re: How did Matthew Broderick get his Grandfather's WWI records?
Post Date:March 31, 2010 at 06:09:47
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/wwi/messages/8290.html
Forum:World War I Forum
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http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/fire-1973.html

The 1973 Fire at the National Personnel Records Center (St. Louis, MO)

Branch Personnel and Period Affected Estimated Loss
Army Personnel discharged November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960 80%
Air Force Personnel discharged, September 25, 1947, to January 1, 1964
(with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.)
75%

Apparently he was one of the fortunate ones

The above mentioned website has a link;
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/alternate-record-sources.html
Alternate Record Sources