1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

I've got a question for any past or present military personnel....

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Scarlett O., Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,850
    Ratings:
    +227
    Faith:
    Baptist
    My dad is a veteran of the Air Force.

    All of my life (I'm 48) I've listened to stories about his T.I. (?) from the mid-1950's. He said that this man changed his life. He's told these stories over and over and I've shared them many times over with my classes at school. I feel like that I know this man personally.

    My dad is 72 and it's quite possible that this guy is still living. I've got his name and would like to contact him or his family as a Christmas gift for my dad (I know, I know, I've waited too late).

    How does one or CAN one find the whereabouts of former military personnel? Could I contact the Air Force and could they help me?

    Thanks!

    Or is it just a lost cause.
     
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    21,776
    Ratings:
    +1,280
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Try www.military.com.

    Go to the community drop down box. There is a buddy finder search feature there.

    Assuming you know his name.
     
  3. exscentric

    exscentric Active Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    4,276
    Ratings:
    +59
    I've found people on google, there are also finder sites for a price if you do not find him on your own.
     
  4. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,131
    Ratings:
    +2,359
    Faith:
    Baptist
    It is possible the VFW can assist you
     
  5. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,850
    Ratings:
    +227
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Thanks, everyone. I plan on spending tomorrow night completing a diligent search!
     
  6. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,716
    Ratings:
    +660
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Have you found anything yet?
     
  7. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,850
    Ratings:
    +227
    Faith:
    Baptist
    No, but thanks for asking.

    military.com didn't have explicit information (I could only find names) and when I went on whitepages.com, I didn't know where to start because I don't know what state he is in. I started with Texas which was where my dad knew him and came up with over 50 names.

    It's a common name and I don't know what state he is in.

    I may try again this summer when I am out of school and can devote my full attention to it. I've wanted to do this for a long time.

    Thanks.

     
Loading...