Soldiers of Recent Wars

While lists of soldiers who participated in America’s recent wars (think post-WWII) are not common, Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) may still be of assistance in your search for info about an American veteran of a recent war.

Helicopter landing during Vietnam War ( photo)
Helicopter landing during Vietnam War ( photo)

Ancestry LE is home to the world's largest online genealogy community with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 message boards. On the top black navigation bar on the Ancestry LE landing page, click Message Boards to access these posts.

One Message Board Categories is Military. Clicking on Military reveals 16 Military Sub-Categories. These include:

Afghanistan War
Iraq War
Korean War
Vietnam War

On these Message Boards, Ancestry subscribers can post messages like this:

I am looking for anyone who served with Danny Lee Contreras during the Vietnam War. He was enlisted in the US Army from 23 February 1968 - 10 December 1970.

He died in 1984 and we (his family) are trying to gather any and all information we can about his service. Any information will be helpful.

Thank you in advance.

Unfortunately, users of Ancestry LE can’t post messages to these boards, but they can certainly search them and follow threads of interest.

You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.

Here’s a list of SLPL reference databases.

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