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There are 3338 Veterans in the FAV Database.
This database Service was opened on 5-20-1996.

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Please read the HELP section at least once so that you can get the best results from searching this database.

Please Enter Your Search Criteria
(Any or all fields can be completed. Click on the graphic for help.)

Personal Information about the Veteran you are trying to find.
First name:
Last name:
City they may be living in:
State they may be living in:
Nickname they used:
Service Information
What Branch of the Service where they in?
A Year that you know that person was in the service (i.e. 1966):
Search using a place Stationed or Offensive information?
The place they were stationed or the Offensive they were in:
The persons Rank at that time:
The name of the Company or Unit they were assigned to:
  

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This section will help you get the best results when searching for Veterans in our database.

Tips for searching:

  • If you are not sure about a piece of information than don't enter it. The Search program will find Veterans that match ALL the information you entered. If the Last name is something you are not sure about then leave it off.
  • Try multiple searches. The first time you do a search enter all the information you know about that Veteran. If that does not turn up the person you are looking for remove one or two items and try the search again. You should remove the least needed item('s). (i.e. remove the Place they were Stationed not their Last Name or the Service they were in.)
  • To many matches to your search? Enter additional information about the Veteran you are looking for and try the search again. Only enter information you are pretty sure about and try one additional field at a time. It doesn't hurt anything to do 3 or 4 searches to narrow down or broaden your results until you find the person you are looking for.
  • Finding a group of Veterans. If you are looking for a group of Veterans that were Stationed somewhere or in the same Battle, then DO NOT fill in any of the Personal information on the top half of the search form. Just enter the name of the Battle or the Place they were Stationed and possibly the Year and Service Type. This should produce a list of Veterans that were there.
  • Still unable to locate a certain Veteran? You can try our Name list which shows all the Veterans in the database by Last name and First name.
  • Still no luck finding them? As a last resort you can go into FAV's Veteran's Conference Center and post a message about the person you are looking for. Another Veteran visiting the Conference area might be able to help you find the Veteran your looking for.

Help with individual entry fields:

First Name - Enter the first name of the person you are looking for. You may have to do more than one search if the persons proper first name was Robert but everyone called him Bob. In this case Bob may have entered Robert when filling out the Veterans form.  TOP

Last Name - Enter the Last name of the person you are looking for. If the Veteran you are trying to find has changed his/her name since then, we should still find their name since we search both the current Last name and the Service Name that Veterans have entered.  TOP

City - You should only enter the City name if you think you know where the person is living now. If you enter a city name and the person has moved then they will not come up in your search. City name can also be helpful if you are looking for someone with a common name like Robert Smith. If there are 1,300 Robert Smiths in the database then entering additional information will help you narrow down the likely person you are looking for.  TOP

State - You should only enter the State name if you think you know where the person is living now. If you enter a state name and the person has moved then they will not come up in your search. State name can also be helpful if you are looking for someone with a common name like Robert Smith. If there are 1,300 Robert Smiths in the database then entering additional information will help you narrow down the likely person you are looking for.  TOP

NickName - This is the NickName the person used most often when you were with them. Our search program will use a portion of a NickName to find different spellings or short names. If the Veteran you are looking for had a NickName of "WILDONE" but your not sure if they would spell it "WILDONE" or "WILD1" or "WILD ONE", then you can enter just the word "WILD" and we will find any NickName with the word "WILD" in it.  TOP

What Branch of Service were they in? - Select the Branch of Service the Veteran was in from the pull down list. If for some reason your not sure what Service they were in then select ALL SERVICES from the list. However, Selecting a Service greatly speeds up the search process since the program does not have to search all Services for Bob with a NickName "The Chucker".  TOP

A Year they were in the service - Enter a year that you know that Veteran was in the service. (i.e. 1968) The search program will make sure that the year you entered falls between the Veterans Starting and Ending Dates of service.  TOP

Search using a place Stationed or Offensive information? - If you know of a specific place that the Veteran was Stationed or of an Offensive or Battle that the Veteran was in, you should pick the type of information you are going to enter. If you do not have or want to enter any information in this area than leave this field as "No Information". NOTE: If you are not positive about the information you are going to enter in this area you might be better off not entering it. If your search returns to many matches then you might want to use this area to narrow your search.  TOP

A Place you know they were Stationed - Enter the name of a place you know this Veteran was stationed. If this Place has a long name like "112th Attack Helicopter Brigade Headquarters B" you will want to use only a portion of the name. If you used this long name and it did not match EXACTLY then you would not find the person(s). Instead you would want to enter the most important portion of the name. Like "112th" or "Attack Helicopter" would be good choices. Our search program will use this portion of the Place Stationed to find different spellings or short names. We would find any Place with "112th" or "Attack Helicopter" in the Stationed Name.  TOP

The Name of an Offensive or Battle they were in - Enter the name of an Offensive you know this Veteran was in. If this Offensive has a long name like "12th Advance on Bourbon Hill" you will want to use only a portion of the name. If you used this long name and it did not match EXACTLY then you would not find the person(s). Instead you would want to enter the most important portion of the name. Like "12th" or "Bourbon" would be good choices. Our search program will use this portion of the Offensive name to find different spellings or short names. We would find any Offensive with "12th" or "Bourbon" in the Offensive Name.  TOP

The persons Rank at the time you were with them - This is the Rank the person held for most of the time you were with them. Our search program will use a portion of their Official Rank to find different spellings or short names. If the Veteran you are looking for had a Rank of "1st Sergeant" you would want to use the Rank "Sergeant". This way you would find all the Sergeants that matched your other criteria. This also helps your search in case you misspelled their Rank or they were not really a 1st Sergeant.  TOP

The name of a Company or Unit they were assigned to - Enter the name of a Company or Unit you know this Veteran was assigned to. If this Unit has a long name like "52nd Advanced Artillery Brigade" you will want to use only a portion of the name. If you used this long name and it did not match EXACTLY then you would not find the person(s). Instead you would want to enter the most important portion of the name. Like "52nd" or "artillery" would be good choices. Our search program will use this portion of the Unit name to find different spellings or short names. We would find any Unit with "52nd" or "artillery" in the Unit Name.  TOP


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