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I can prove more evidence on my claim, but my hospital records from FT. Benning, Ga. in 1976 are missing from my SMR's. Any ideas how to obtain them or am I out of luck?

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Try to contact FT Benning and see what their record archive procedure.

Hopefully they will have them somewhere.

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Try to contact FT Benning and see what their record archive procedure.

Hopefully they will have them somewhere.

Thanks! It would certainly help if they did.

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Tell the Regional Office that you had records at Ft Benning and they will send for them. They have no way of knowing where your hospital records are if you don't tell them. They are obligated to get records from any government agency. They ask you for the information in you VCAA/Duty to Assist Letter. They get your SMRs from the National Personnel Records Center. They have no way of knowing what is missing.

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Tell the Regional Office that you had records at Ft Benning and they will send for them. They have no way of knowing where your hospital records are if you don't tell them. They are obligated to get records from any government agency. They ask you for the information in you VCAA/Duty to Assist Letter. They get your SMRs from the National Personnel Records Center. They have no way of knowing what is missing.

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I was in MH ward of martin army community hospital ft benning. Sent for records twice, first time i was told MH records are not allowed to be given out, second time they gave them to me, the only thing i got was a report for the MH clinic, that sent me to MArtin, no intake at Martin, no doctors notes, no discharge paperwork, no copies of the profile not allowing me to handle weapons for a month, how the hell do i get them??

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I was in MH ward of martin army community hospital ft benning. Sent for records twice, first time i was told MH records are not allowed to be given out, second time they gave them to me, the only thing i got was a report for the MH clinic, that sent me to MArtin, no intake at Martin, no doctors notes, no discharge paperwork, no copies of the profile not allowing me to handle weapons for a month, how the hell do i get them??

How long ago where you at martin hospital and do you know if that same hosp. was there in the early 70's.

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I agree with the earlier post, have the VA Regional office request the records.

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Use the Page Ave address in St Louis to seek these too...

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Hospital records are kept for 10 yrs at the most.

You can try to call the records dept of that facility, but they either went with all your records or were shredded like mine.

To save time I would request these and all other service medical records from St Louis archives.

It will add another 6 weeks going through the VARO to request records from St Louis archives, than for St Louis archives to reply back to the VARO.

Once the VARO gets their hands on the records, it just gives it another opertunity for needed primary evidence to go missing. It won't hurt to try both, but St Louis archives is the fastest means of getting them.

It takes two weeks just for your request to go through the VARO mail room.

Medical and other service records may be requested by their form, electronically and through a fax using this online link.............

National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.archives.gov/index.html

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I would like to add that I requested my medical & service records from the VARO for over 25 years and never so much recieved a reply of any kind. It wasn't until I went through St Louis that I recieved what little was left of my records. For some reason the VARO got ahold of all my records right out of service in 1971. All requests for copies of service records & C-file from my service officers and myself were completely ignored.

After I requested copies through St louis again in 1997, I recieved about a yrs worth out of 4 from the RO that held my records all those yrs.

My advice to everyone is get them from ST. Louis before the VARO gets their hands on them.

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How long ago where you at martin hospital and do you know if that same hosp. was there in the early 70's.

a year and a half ago, not sure if it was there in the 70's

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