I suspected it must have been the IDPF I requested and it was.
The CD contains the IDPF for PFC Arka R. Gibson, the only other B Company, 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, man besides my Uncle Tim
who was KIA on 18 January 1945. It appears he died of a shell wound to the chest.
I must say I am pleased to receive a CD with a pdf. It is obviously cheaper for the Army to scan the documents and burn a CD than to copy and mail 57 pages.
I was surprised, though, that this came from Fort Knox and not Alexandria.
I did not know that HRC had moved to KY. Now I know that it was the result of the BRAC.
Here is a revised sample letter to request one:
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: FOIA Office
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40122
IAW with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), I should like to request a copy of the Individual Deceased Personnel File for my uncle, John Smith, who died in World War II.
Below is his personal information:
- NAME: John Smith
- RANK: PFC
- DATE OF DEATH:
I realize that this will take some time, and I will be patient. Naturally, I am prepared to pay any costs necessary for the production and mailing of the file.
Edited by Otto, 26 July 2013 - 06:34 PM.