|Submitted||Jan. 27, 2012|
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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:
Any documents mentioning Marine Jeffrey Scott Boucher (born July 15, 1980 in Meriden, CT - died September 2, 2006).
Obituary can be found at the following address if needed:
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you think justifies your refusal to release the information.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
I wanted to follow up on this request. Despite repeated e-mails, no confirmation letter has been received.
SUBJECT: YOUR FOIA REQUEST TO HQMC [HQMC-201200257]
Dear Mr. Shemkovitz:
This refers to the subject Freedom of Information Act request for military record information about Marine
Please be advised that on March 6, 2012, I initiated a records search for information pertaining to your
request. To date, your request is still in processing. We have received response regarding our records search.
However, I am working on 3 hot issues at the same time. I will take a look at his file, and work on a substantial
response some next week, if you are in agreement.
I apologize for the delay in responding to your request. However, due to limited manpower and resources
(one Analyst vs. three) over a six-months timeframe, we accrued a substantial backlog of 280+ FOIA request case files.
In April we received hired another Analyst. While we both are working diligently making efforts to reduce the backlog, your
request came to the forefront of our queue. After reviewing your request, I noticed additional information is needed in
order to accommodate you as expeditiously as I can. Please provide additional information that describes the type of
records you are seeking, such as service dates/duty stations, awards/decorations, etc.
Should you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact me at the telephone numbers provided
below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.