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Happy Fourth, USA! Today’s post is from my eagle-eyed husband, who noticed an article in the Army Times about The Registry of the American Soldier, a new database started by The National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The database was started to “recognize the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier at home and around the world, at war and during peace.”

The Registry of the American Soldier provides an opportunity for anyone who served in the U.S. Army to have his or her name and service history placed on record at the Museum. If you served, you need to be in the Registry!

You may also register the name of a family member or friend, if they currently serve, or have served in the U.S. Army, or submit someone from the past.

The Registry will be on permanent display at the Museum, and it will be accessible via the internet for those who cannot visit in person.

The Registry of the American Soldier is a publicly submitted listing of those who served in the U.S. Army. There is no fee for submitting a Soldier’s name or photo to the Registry. The Registry is not an official document of the U.S. Government.

Download a form to print out, complete and submit in the mail by clicking here for yourself or any family member, male and female, who served in any branch of the military from 1775 on. Photographs can also be shared either by uploading to the web site or mailed to National Museum of the United States Army; ATTN: Registry of the American Soldier; PO Box 96281; Washington, DC 20090-6281. Mailed photos must include the full name, rank, and hometown of the Army member exactly as it appears on the Registry. Mailed photos will not be returned.

Search the Registry by clicking on this link.