19 August 2010
Following on our post of 13 August 2010, entitled "Access to US Military Records at NARA Explained," Melinde Sanborn has added to the original explanation. She informs us that there was/is a blanket freeze on NARA Web site changes that is making the message that these records are now available without proof of death “slow to reach researchers.” Apparently all the forms are different or withdrawn for WWI, but you can’t tell from looking at the Web sites.
We have also been informed that there is still one WWI veteran alive: Mr. Frank Buckles, who is 109. ◦