This page and work, are a result of Kevin’s efforts, it is not likely that he
will tell you that, so I will take a moment of your time and tell you. Kevin has
been helping Vietnam veterans find those they served with since the 1990s.
Usually he responds to messages for help left on veterans’ bulletin boards. He
has developed a system that is working for him and others that have tried it.
On this page he offers two options
for locating your friend: 1) the sources, so that you can do the search
yourself, or 2) fill out the below form, and he will do the search for you.
Kevin is also responsible for the research and compiling our List of Valor
He is still looking for
additional names for our Valor List.
If you know of 3/26 members that should be on our list, that we have missed,
please contact us.
We wish you success in your search.
To assist you in locating
individuals you served with, or those whom your friend or family member served
with, we offer two methods of search-assistance.
If you prefer to do the search
yourself, click on the following link to read a document describing the key
sites and tools Kevin uses in searching for individuals -
Using the Internet to Locate Vietnam Veterans.
If you wish for Kevin to do the search for you.
Using the below form, fill in as many of
the blanks as you can for the individual you’re looking for. Leave anything
you’re unsure of blank. If Kevin is able to locate a lead or leads on the
individual (which he can about 70% of the time), he will provide that
information to you. Kevin does not contact the individual, but instead provides
the contact information to you for your use, if and when you see fit.
NOTE: Extremely common names – Bob
Smith, Bill Jones, etc., are very difficult to narrow down and unlikely to
result in successfully identifying the correct individual. Even with less common
names it sometimes requires following up on multiple leads before locating the
correct individual. Our methods and search tools are geared to locating
individuals who served in Vietnam.
Buddy Locator Search Request Form
Kevin will be your contact person for the search.
Individual you are looking for:
First Name Middle Name Last
Note: At a minimum we need a last name, first and last name is best. We can’t
do anything with nicknames only.
Branch of Service:
(example: Army, Navy,
Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines)
Unit served in:
(example: 3rd Bn 5th Marines, 144th
Field Artillery, 539th Fighter Wing, USS Duluth)
Approximate Vietnam service dates
(We don't need the specific MOS code or official title -
just an idea of what he did - grunt, engineer, forklift operator, personnel
(One of the key
databases we use shows race and sometimes this helps to narrow things down)
example - so we can include/exclude officers, senior NCO’s or general enlisted
personnel as appropriate)
(doesn't have to be specific as
in City, State but a general idea such as New England, Northwest, the South etc -
helps in the search)
Any additional information that may assist in the
Your contact information (so we can send what we find on the above individual)
Your relationship to the person we are searching for:
Your Email address:
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