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Hello Marc.  I do apologize for not being completely accurate on my question yesterday.  Brigadier General Dyer was in the U.S. Military but I'm not sure if it was Army or Marines.  Thank you Marc.

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That makes it a bit easier. But only a bit.

All U.S. military records are held by the National Archives Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Here's the web site: http://www.archives.gov/research/military

It contains info on how to search. However, only the next of kin are permitted to obtain a military record of a veteran, so I'm not sure if that will work for you or not.

Have you done a Google search for Gen. Dyer? That might give you some clues.

Hope this helps.

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Marc

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I can answer most questions dealing with all aspects of U.S. military history. My expertise is the Vietnam War. I also have written extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II, World War I, The Philippine War, and the American Revolution. My books include a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the history of the American Flag, and the post-Jefferson history of Monticello, and therefore know a great deal about those specific subjects. I specialize in writing about matters of strategy--not tactics. And I also am interested in personalities. I have very little knowledge about ordnance or the value of old military memorabilia. Nor do I know a lot about uniforms and insignia--except about the Vietnam War. To repeat: I have no expertise in assessing the value of ordnance or uniforms or any type of military equipment. And my knowledge about military uniforms is only limited to those of the Vietnam War era. If you have questions on these topics, I recommend contacting an antiques dealer in your area who specializes in military uniforms, ordnance, etc.

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Author and journalist with more than 35 years' experience.

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Authors Guild BIO International

Publications
New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribute, New York Newsday, the Arizona Republic, St. Petersburg Times, Detroit News. Magazines: Smithsonian, Preservation, The VVA Veteran, Vietnam, Civil War Times, America's Civil War, Military History, World War II. Editor: The Webster's New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Education/Credentials
BA, 1967, George Washington University, History MA, 1971, George Washington University, European History

Awards and Honors
Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award, 2011

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Vietnam Veterans of America

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