How do you research a service member ?

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    easystreet

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    How do you research a service member ?

    Post by easystreet on Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:08 am

    Gents,

    This might not be the right place for this, but I was wondering how you could research a service member online, etc. I have a number of named uniforms that it would be great to find out a little bit more about the guy or gal. Nothing stupid or "stalker-ish", just would like to put a little more info and maybe a photo with some of the uniforms. Often the only info I have is a last name, rank and what units they were in according to what patches are on the uniform.

    Any thoughts of comments are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Rich M
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    Mercenary25
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    Re: How do you research a service member ?

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:35 am

    All my research is limited on google and social media. With luck, their name pops up. Sometimes I even try to reach veterans through facebook but i never had any luck getting response. They probably finds it creepy.
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    Nkomo
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    Re: How do you research a service member ?

    Post by Nkomo on Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:24 pm

    Google is the main thing I use.
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    aussie digger
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    Re: How do you research a service member ?

    Post by aussie digger on Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:55 pm

    I have had allot of luck with linked in too.
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    RedLegGI
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    Re: How do you research a service member ?

    Post by RedLegGI on Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:58 pm

    Google is your friend. There is quite a lot of footwork and you have to be willing to spend time connecting the dots but its doable.

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