The Registry of the American Soldier is a crowd-sourced archive about those who served in the U.S. Army.
Staff at the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, launched this online project in 2012. It recognizes “the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier at home and around the world, at war and during peace.” In addition to the online database, the Registry is also viewable as a permanent exhibition at the Museum.
Active-duty Soldiers, fallen Soldiers, and veterans from the following units are eligible for the Registry:
- Active Army
- Army Reserve
- Army National Guard
- Army Air Corps (Army Air Forces)
- WAC / WAAC
- State militia
There are separate Registries for civilians who worked with or for the Army, and animals that served a role during conflicts.
Searching the Registry
Search fields include Last Name, Forename, Hometown, State/Territory.
Advanced Search includes record collections at the National Archives for casualties from World War II, Korean, and Vietnam wars.
Contributing to the Registry of the American Soldier
The National Museum of the U.S. Army wants information about your military relatives and ancestors for the Registries.
To upload information and photos of family members and friends who have served in the U.S. Army from 1775 to the present:
Create a free account with the museum. Then upload names, information, and photographs at this link. Or you can download and complete this form. DO NOT INCLUDE ORIGINAL PHOTOS OR RECORDS. Mail 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.
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