U.S. Military Veteran Service Buddies Reconnect At VetFriends.com

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This Veterans Day and all year long, VetFriends.com honors U.S. veterans and military personnel while offering a variety of search tools, resources, veteran information, Veterans Day parade listings and more.

Many of the nation's U.S. military veterans curious about the whereabouts of their friends with whom they served with, visit http://www.VetFriends.com - the largest Web site for reuniting veterans, active military, family and friends with over 895,000 members.

On Veterans Day, Americans will come together to honor and give thanks to the many brave men and women who have served our country. It is a time for togetherness, gratitude and celebration, a time for veterans to reunite - the main goal of VetFriends.com.

With this powerful notion of "reuniting" in mind, VetFriends.com has created an online community for veterans, active military, along with friends and family, offering a variety of information and features. Visitors can search the database to make contact with old friends, post Veterans Day parade info, set up reunions, chat online with other veterans, post military photos and share military jokes, obtain information on how to receive medals and military records and more. VetFriends.com currently has over 895,000 members nationwide, attracting over 150,000 visitors per month.

After locating 52 men with the assistance of VetFriends.com, veteran R. Soden writes, "If it hadn't been for VetFriends.com I would have only kept track of one man in Iowa. Thank you VetFriends for getting me started! We love our vets. God bless you."

Tips on Finding a Veteran

VetFriends.com reports that the following information is helpful in reconnecting with a service member: Full name of person if known; Branch of service he or she was in (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard); Military Unit Names/Location (4th Infantry Division or the USS FDR); Dates the Person Served in the Military; Birthdate; Service Number and or Social Security Number; Where the person was born or grew up; and the location of where they entered or exited the military. Any of this information can then be applied to the following resources at VetFriends.com:

  • Search by first and last name, with military branch.
  • Search by the military unit and browse through the registered members listed.
  • Post a "Looking for message" on the specific unit page message board/forum or general message board on the Web site.
  • Browse by branch unit. Look for people who served around the same time as the person you are looking for and email them.

VetFriends.com thanks all U.S. veterans and military personnel for their service to our country and will continue to be a valuable tool in preserving their cherished memories.

Founded in 2000 by Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm Dale F. Sutcliffe, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. VetFriends.com has a current member count of over 895,000 people with 150,000 visitors per month to the site. Please visit http://www.vetfriends.com for more information.

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