31 Jan '14, 4am

More than 1,800 vets' records intentionally destroyed or misfiled by 2 clerks

More than 1,800 vets' records intentionally destroyed or misfiled by 2 clerks

The National Archives at St. Louis has shelving that reaches 29-feet high for the storage of military records. Lenin Hurtado/Courtesy of the National Archives The painstaking effort to recover the 'B-files' Decades after a fire destroyed millions of military service records, technicians with the National Archives facility in St. Louis still painstakingly search for and process the burnt and brittle personnel files requested by veterans, their wives and children and researchers. ST. LOUIS -- More than 1,800 personnel records for U.S. veterans were destroyed or misfiled by two student employees of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis County, federal criminal court documents show. One of the student employees, Lonnie Halkmon, 28, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. The other, Stanley Engram, 21, ...

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  1. 01 Feb '14, 3am

    50 years in slammer!

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