Welcome to Golden Arrow Military Research! My name is Geoff Gentilini and I am the owner and lead researcher at Golden Arrow Military Research. I hold a B.A. in Social Studies from Old Dominion University, as well as an M.A. in Military History from Norwich University and a teaching certification from the State of Virginia. I am proud to be the founder of Golden Arrow Military Research, one of the most highly regarded military research organizations operating in the United States. As the organization's lead researcher I am on site at the National Archives working with the military service records of individual veterans on a daily basis. I am keenly aware of how frustrating it can be to locate, request and decipher military service records. My hope is that we can simplify the process of accessing military records and also help you to gain a better understanding of the wartime experiences of your veteran.
Access to military records held at the U.S. National Archives
We offer family members of veterans, historians, genealogists, and collectors access to military records from all branches of the U.S. Military. In addition to military service records we offer a one of a kind service which allows you to trace the steps of individual WWI and WWII veterans to show where they were and what they did during the war. This process is vital to understanding the experiences of individual WWI and WWII veterans, and it allows access to information that would otherwise be lost forever due to the 1973 National Archives fire which destroyed most U.S. Army records. Our military research specialists are on-site at the U.S. National Archives and have access to records that most people would not even know to look for. Let us put our expertise to work for you and we will uncover the mysteries surrounding your veteran's military service.
The 1973 fire at the National Archives impacted nearly all Army and Air Corps military service records from WWI, WWII and forward. As a result of the fire, our ability to understand the service of individual Army veterans during WWI and WWII has been severely limited. In the past when a family member wanted to learn more about the service of a veteran they could simply request a copy of the service record from the government. Unfortunately, when family members and genealogists contact the National Archives to request a copy of a military personnel file today, they often receive a letter from the National Archives informing them that the military personnel file of their veteran was completely lost in the 1973 fire. Luckily, here at Golden Arrow Military Research have devised a process for reconstructing the service history of WWI and WWII veterans using alternate resources at the National Archives. This is a unique research service that is not offered by any other company or even the National Archives and it allows you to follow in the footsteps of individual veterans of WWI and WWII. It is our goal to reconstruct the service history of as many veterans as we possibly can. We offer a wide array of options for researching individual veterans, their military service records and the units to which they were assigned. Contact us today and let us help you to preserve the memory of your veteran's service during the war.