|On Eternal Patrol - Privacy|
A Note on Privacy
Through the Freedom of Information Act, the public has access to certain military service information without the authorization of the veteran, or the next-of-kin of deceased veterans. Examples of information which may be available from official military personnel files without an unwarranted invasion of privacy include: name, service number, rank, dates of service, awards and decorations and place of entrance and separation. If the veteran is deceased the following may also be available: place of birth, date and geographical location of death and place of burial.
Such information is already available to the public via numerous existing websites. Should the family or descendants of any of the men honored on these pages prefer that this information not be distributed here, we will respect their wishes for the individual concerned.
The Navy discontinued using the service number as an identifier and began using the Social Security Number on January 1, 1972. This site does not list the Social Security Number of any individual.
Comments should be directed to the creator and manager of this website:
Charles R. Hinman