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How do you locate a Korean War veteran?

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To locate a Korean War veteran, check telephone listings, register with the Korean War Veterans Registry, check military reunion associations and search for the veteran’s parents. Veterans’ organizations are also a great source of information when searching for a war veteran.

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  1. Check telephone listings

    Consult telephone listings if you have the surname of the person you are trying to find. Check the Internet and telephone directories for possible matches. Make a list of likely matches, and call or write each of them individually.

  2. Register with the Korean War Veterans Registry

    The Korean War Veterans Registry is free to join. Write an email or letter to the registry with details such as names, dates of service, country and the unit of the person you are trying to locate. Include a small note asking for help locating the person.

  3. Check military reunion associations

    If your search is still not fruitful, get in touch with military reunion associations for help finding someone from a specific outfit. Veterans’ organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans can be a great source of information when trying to find a Korean War veteran.

  4. Search for the veteran's parents

    If you have the names of the veteran's parents, search for them in the Social Security Death Index. Check the newspaper obituary for each parent, and find the names and addresses of surviving children.

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