NARA - Research - Access to Military Service and Pension Records
The January tip comes from SBCGS member Taffy Rath who sent me this email that has the NARA link and a sample of the letter she used...
Michael & Sandy,
Here is the website:
http://www.archives.gov /research/order/vets-records .html
Click Ordering online . It will tell you what to do.
Attached is a copy of the letter I sent to get medals. You can copy and
change to you personal information. The 180 form is also on the website
You can find the letter here.