A Historical Military Records Research Company located in the United States
Global Military Research, LLC (G.M.R) offers professional and comprehensive Military Records Research. Our research spans from the Spanish American War to the present. We specialize in Individual Personnel Records and Military Unit Records from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.
Many of our customers are retired and discharged members of all branches of the U.S. Military, the military of Germany, and their families. Just as important as our veterans, our research assists historians, authors, potential authors, military history website administrators, scholars, universities, and the general public with research to connect individuals and places. Our company specializes in research of records from World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters.
The United States National Archives and Records Administration holds most of our research records. Archives II in College Park, MD, holds most services' unit records, histories, and after-action reports. The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO, is the repository for individual personnel records from 2002 to WWI, and previous years are at Archives I in Washington, DC.
Donald (Don) Mounts is a retired New York City Police Department homicide detective. Don helped develop NYPD's first Cold Case Squad. After its implementation, he was one of the first Detectives selected for the new unit tasked with solving over 18,000 open homicides dating back to the 1960s.
He retired after 30 years on the force. While researching his family's genealogy, he discovered that a deceased cousin, 1st Lt. James Mounts, had been a prisoner of war in Germany during WWII. His research led him to the National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri, and College Park, Maryland. After learning the 1973 fire in St. Louis destroyed his cousin's Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), he was determined through countless hours of research to rebuild the lost personnel file from alternate record sources. The research established that Lt. Mounts was a bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress assigned to the 91st Bombardment Group in Bassingbourn, UK. Lt. Mounts was shot down on his 23rd mission over Nazi Germany with eleven other B-17s on the same day Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to kill Hitler, July 20, 1944. Lt. Mounts survived the mission to Leipzig, Germany, by jumping from his burning aircraft. He escaped and evaded for three days, was captured, and tortured by the Gestapo, then interned at Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany, for the remainder of the war. In 2011, Don discovered his late cousin James' cremated remains in the back room of a Florida funeral home and arranged for burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 2011, Don founded Global Military Research, LLC, and since then, has researched thousands of WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War records. He has rebuilt over one hundred destroyed WWII and Korean War personnel files for veterans and their families. He has united three sets of WWII veterans' children and has traced the footsteps of hundreds of WWII veterans through the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. In 2022, he researched and helped provide a customized WWII battlefield tour of Luxembourg and Germany for the daughters of two WWII veterans.
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