The webmaster at This ain't hell but you can see it from here sent me this excellent form for getting military records.
June 22, 2012
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
I request that all information releasable under the FOIA concerning the following individual's military service be provided to me. A listing of all units of assignment, their geographical locations, and dates of assignment to these units is specifically requested. A listing of all decorations/medals/badges for which this individual is qualified or entitled is specifically requested. A listing of all military occupational specialties assigned to this individual is also specifically requested. In particular, please identify any combat-zone service and whether or not this individual received any decorations relating to that combat zone service.
LAST NAME: LASTNAME
FIRST NAME: Firstname
MIDDLE NAME: Middlename
DATE OF BIRTH: DD Month YYYY
PLACE OF BIRTH: Town, Sate
SSN/Service No: ###-##-####
SERVICE: US Army, US Army National Guard, US Army Reserve, etc . . .
DATES OF SERVICE: DD Month YYYY to DD Month YYYY
This individual is not deceased and is no longer serving on active duty with the US Army. The individual reportedly served in the MN ARNG 114th Transportation Company.
I am an individual seeking this information for personal, non-commercial use.
(If you're doing this for a client, you might need to change this part to reflect that you're doing so in relation to a legal proceeding and/or for profit.)
I am willing to pay appropriate fees associated with this request up to a maximum of $###.##. However, I request a waiver of any applicable fees. I am seeking this information to confirm/refute potentially false or misleading claims made by this individual regarding his military service. Confirmation or refutation of these claims is in the best interests of the United States.
I request that the requested information be mailed to me at the following address:
Town, State ZipCode
I thank you in advance for your assistance. Should you have questions, please contact me at ###-###-####, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firstame MI Lastname