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DATE:   13 July 2000
To: Mr. Stephen Markley
      707 Walch Road
      Winfield, KS 67156
From: Commandant of the Marine Corps
         2008 Elliot Rd.
         Quantico, VA 22134-5030
This is in reply to your letter of July 2, 2000. The checked item(s) below are applicable.
(   ) The best available copy(s) of the requested documents for                           are provided. Due to the poor quality of film during this period, it is regretted these are the best copies available.
(X) You may request command chronologies or after action reports for specific unit operations by writing to the Director, Marine Corps History and Museums, Historical Branch, Building 58, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC 20374-5680. The Internet address is (click History and Traditions).
(X) Unit diaries are not provided since they do not contain detailed information regarding unit events or locations. Administrative matters entered on the unit diary are documented in each Marines service record. Service records are located at the National Personnel Records Center, Marine Liaison Office, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5295 (Phone 314-538-4199/4200). The e-mail address is The lnternet address is
(   ) The information requested is not maintained as a permanent record.
(X) Military Personnel Rosters are limited to two months for each year. Specify the month (s) and year (s) requested.
(   ) Identify the time period you served in the U. S. Marines and your former unit to include company/squadron, battalion/group, and regiment.
(X) Return all future correspondence with a copy of your original request and this letter.
(   ) Recruit platoon graduation books and platoon photographs are not maintained at this Headquarters. To request a platoon graduation book or platoon photographs, write to Recruit Photos, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC 29905 or Recruit Photos, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA 92131, as appropriate.
(   ) We could not determine what information you are requesting. Please resubmit your request stating exactly what information you require.
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