This new program will facilitate the process for our 1990-1991 Gulf
War veterans to obtain copies of their in-patient hospital records from
hospitals established during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. Although these records
were located in the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis,
MO, they were stored only by the name of the hospital and date of treatment.
Working with the Offices of the Surgeons General, the Department of Veteran
Affairs, and the National Personnel Record Center, we are completing an
electronic data base to cross-reference patient names and SSN with the
theater hospitals and admission dates. When this data base of over 17,500
1990-1991 Gulf War inpatient records is completed, we will be able to assist veterans
in requesting copies of their hospitalization records. Veterans may call
1-800-497-6261 to find out if their inpatient record has been added to
the data base and to obtain the paperwork necessary to request a copy.
This is the third search initiated to find 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans
inpatient hospital records. Since we began this effort, we have been able
to locate more than 25,000 of the approximate 27,000 records.