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Information for requesting replacement medals earned while on active duty. (6 Jan 01)

To request replacement medals for yourself or someone in your family, go to the address shown below to get details and the necessary


The George C Marshall Foundation is seeking letters, stories and memorabilia from World War II and the Korean
War. (6 Mar 01)

Having difficulty trying to figure out what to do with all of that WWII and Korean War material you have and that no one in the family
seems to be interested in? Well check out the George C Marshall Foundation for a possible place to place it in files that will last forever.
Go to The George C Marshall Foundation Information sheet on this site for further details.

George C Marshall Foundation Information Sheet

Kitchen Table Gang seeking help with their project to help veterans in VA Hospitals (9 Aug 01)

Mr Charlie Taliaferro, of the Kitchen Table Gang Trust has sent me a message requesting help in getting the word out about their project to
help veterans who are in VA Hospitals. You can check out the Kitchen Table Gang at the following web site:

org. Go to their site and make your own decision about assisting this group of individuals who are trying to
make the stay of veterans in VA Hospitals a little more enjoyable.

On 18 December 2009, the following information was received from the Kitchen Table Gang Trust relating to disposing of
American flags:
Please, don't throw that American flag into the trash!

Do you have a old, frazzled flag that's no longer fit for display, that's laying around your office or home and you just don't know what to do
with it?  Then send it to us! We will properly dispose of it according to federal laws.

Who are we? Visit our website at http://www.kitchentablegang.org  for details about us and what we are doing to help veterans and our
soldiers overseas, plus giving proper respect for ol'glory.

The Kitchen Table Gang Trust will retire your tattered, worn out and frayed
American flags with full honors! Anything else is desecration!

Just send your flags to the not-for-profit Kitchen Table Gang Trust, 42922
Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93638-8866 and we'll dispose of your flags in a proper
and dignified manner with full honors and dignity pursuant to the United
States Flag Code Section 8K (PL93-344). The Kitchen Table Gang (formed over
16 years ago) is a "rag-tag" bunch of patriotic military types helping
hospitalized veterans and our soldiers and Marines overseas with "Care"

Our flag retirement ceremonies are held on Flag Day, June 14th each year and
are conducted by MGySgt Daniel Kelley USMC and an all volunteer military
honor guard with Eagle Boy Scouts assisting. The Kitchen Table Gang Trust also has a nationally recognized educational program for our
young people and
students, teaching them the history, traditions and respect for our national

When you send us a flag, please enclose a donation for this service which
allows us to continue and expand our many patriotic programs. We do good
things with your contributions (just ask any veteran or military service

We are located at the junction of Highway 41 and Avenue 12 just down from
the world famous red, white, and blue barn (with the fifty golden stars on the roof) on the way to Yosemite National Park.

Please, send us your flags!

Charles Taliaferro
42922 Avenue 12
Madera, CA  93636-8866

Requesting Military Records

You can request your military records from the National Personnel Records Center by writing to the following address:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records Office
9700 Page Avenue
St Louis, MO 63132-5100

You can also contact them by Internet for further details at address:
(NOTE:  the address does not begin with "www"

You may discover that your records are no longer available due to a disastrous fire at the records center in Jul 1973.  The affected records
are. Army Personnel discharged November 1, 1912 to January 1, 1960.  80% with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.  No
duplicate copies of records that were destroyed in the fire were maintained, nor was microfilm copy ever produced.  There were no index's
created prior to the fire.  In addition, millions of documents had been lent to the Department of Veterans Affairs before the fire occurred.  
Therefore, a complete listing of the records that were lost is not available.  

Ex POWs gain new entitlement's:

Ex-POWs have been awarded significant new entitlement's to disability compensation and medical services from the Veterans
Administration.  Also check out the provisions for the POW medal.  All of this can be found on the Ex-POW web site at the following

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