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How do you perform a military people search?

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A military people search is easily performed by entering in basic information to sites designed to help locate individuals who are or have been in the armed forces. Some prominent sites for this purpose include PeopleRecords.com, Military.com and Military-Search.com.

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Military.com's Buddy Finder combs through over 20 million records to help service members reconnect with each other using basic information such as name and rank. Results can be sorted to only display results with photos in order to help with recognition. The unofficial site offers free membership for access to news and communication. Military Search accesses databases for both the United States and Australia for current members and veterans to get in touch or learn about genealogy.

People Records is a search service to help those in the armed forces reconnect as well as for potential employers or other groups to perform quick background checks. Their results include information on military members, including details such as the reason for their discharge from service and the rank they held.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides an alternative to these search websites for those seeking service members who have passed away. Their Nationwide Gravesite Locator sorts through data collected since 1997 to find cemetery locations.

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