Military records can often provide important information on a veteran and members of his family. There are a number of online websites available in researching a veteran in your family.
Civil War, Soldiers and Sailors Database
This database by the National Park Service contains information about the men who served in both the Confederate and Union armies during the civil war.
American Battle Monuments Commission
Established by Congress in 1923, this agency of the executive branch is responsible for overseeing and honoring the WWI and WWII service men buried on foreign soil. This agency operates and maintains the 26 permanent American burial grounds and 29 separate memorials and markers on foreign soil.
Maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs, this database consists of burial locations from National, State, and private cemeteries of veterans and their families.
Military records are a valuable source in learning the history of a relative or ancestor's service in the military.
A virtual Wall of Faces dedicated to honoring every member whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.