On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire
at NPRC (MPR) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official
Military Personnel Files.
No duplicate copies of the records
that were destroyed in the fire were maintained, nor was a
microfilm copy ever produced. There were no indexes 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. The National Archives
With this said we are doing our
best to find what we can on these men from Shawano County.
If you have information on your
ancestor and would like to submit for the site please use the