|Submitted||Aug. 27, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All files, reports, evaluations, recommendations, commendations, demerits, and other related personnel materials regarding Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the first African-American Marine Corps pilot and general officer, who passed away on August 25, 2015 [http://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/frank-e-petersen-jr-1st-black-marine-to-pilot-a-plane-and-pin-on-a-star-1.364855]
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Beryl C.D. Lipton
We are not able to identify the record needed to answer your inquiry. We
will be happy to conduct a further search if you complete and return the
enclosed NA Form 13075, *Questionnaire About Military Service*. It is
important that as much information as possible be provided so that we may
conduct a thorough search of the available sources. Upon receipt of the
completed NA Form 13075, we will make every effort to locate the
information you are requesting.
Request Number- 2-19056143034
Veteran: Frank E. Peterson
*Expert Archives Technician 2A*
This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28098bc68)
* Tracking Number: DON-USMC-2016-000176
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 10/08/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
Military Service Record Information - OMPF - Frank E. Petersen Jr.
The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2-19056143034.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Ms. Lipton,
The Request ID you have provided appears to have been issued by the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). For updates regarding NPRC cases, please contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our records indicate the files provided to you regarding LtGen Petersen via AMRDEC/SAFE were downloaded on November 9th.
Michael L. Peters
Commandant of the Marine Corps (ARSF)
Headquarters US Marine Corps
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Washington DC 20350-3000
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