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Started by Bill47 , Oct 15 2011 11:45 AM

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#26 Jeeper704

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Same here, he gave me information I would never get otherwise.
A BIG "thank you".


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:26 AM

Just a few words to confirm that Geoff does a very good job with personnel records research :twothumbup:

No being a US citizen, I had a hard time just getting into contact with St Louis, and nothing came back ... then I contacted Geoff, and some mails later, I had a complet file about a Marine !

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Geoff is the best !

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

Geoff is great waiting to get my research back on my SOS purchase! Can't wait


#30 Sinz

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:35 AM

I would like to say "Thanks" to Geoff for his great job. Geoff traced the steps of two veterans in the morning reports. I got information in very short time.

Geoff is a proffesional, I highly recommend his services.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

I just want to give a "thumbs up" :thumbsup: to Geoff at Golden Arrow Research. He just got some records for me and I am impressed with the completeness and service. Plus, he gets it done for you in much less time than mailing a request to St Louis for almost the same price for archival records.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

I too would like to give a positive feedback to Golden Arrow Research and Geoff who worked with the NARA for over a month to finally locate my uncle's Navy Personnel File. This was wonderful and something I've been looking to get for years and was previously told by the NARA couldn't be located so I really really appreciated. As it turns out they were looking for his record as an Army file in spite of the fact that they were told he was in the Navy and provided his Navy Serial number so it just goes to show that it really helps to have someone there on site. All and all a great and positive experience and one I am looking forward to repeating with other records.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:19 AM

Geoff stays on a project until is is completed, no matter how long it takes. He provides a professional research service.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Geoff's the best. Highly recommended.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:18 AM


Can't recommend Geoff's service highly enough. I have had a grouping from a WIA Tank Destroyer vet for a while and hit a dead end on unit affiliation, etc. Geoff uncovered a TON of information (literally hundreds of pages) about his training, units served in, transfers, time in combat, how and where he was wounded, doctors reports of his recuperation and a bunch of other stuff.

If you are looking for COMPLETE personnel info on groups or pieces in your collection where you have basic information (name, serial number and unit are good starting points) than Geoff is your guy :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:01 AM

Hi guys,

I just wanted to give a couple of updates:

First, NARA has taken steps to increase its efficiency in dealing with high volume researchers such as myself. This means more communication and faster turnaround times which will be nice for everyone.

Second, I am planning shortly to build an addition on my website which will include U.S. Army MOS codes going through WWII(right now I'm planning to do 1940-1945). This will be a pretty nice resource for the forum, especially since MOS codes prior to '44 can be a pain to gain access to. I will let everyone know when I have this completed over the next month or two. It will be an extensive project that I will have to put together during my free time(not a whole lot of that:)

I just arrived back in the U.S. last night after a nice trip to Europe. I had a wonderful experience and was actually able to visit the Hurtgen Forest where my grandfather was wounded twice during WWII. So, let me know if you have requests and I can get them in for you pronto!


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I cannot praise Geoff highly enough! I needed research done fast and he came through for me (WITH the documents) in less time than it would take the NPRC staff to even find my request in their huge bin of mail. Seriously folks...why waste $60 when Geoff can do exactly the same work in roughly a 10th of the time. Bravo and I will definitely use your services again!! :)

#38 gilhoolie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Geoff continues to provide fast, excellent service. I've gotten extensive information about several veterans through him that the NPRC never provided.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

Geoff just finished a very challenging project regarding my husband's uncle and his service in the ETO. I am absolutely amazed at his thoroughness, professionalism and expertise. He was able to track Uncle Tom down despite the fact that he had enlisted as an EM in the National Guard, been sent off to OCS, promoted and changed units several times, and then stayed in the Army until his death in 1970. AND, since he and his late wife were childless and his younger brother died this year, there was no NOK! Despite this he provided pages and pages of documents detailing Uncle Tom's WWII service, and they were in my hands withing a few weeks of my request.

Geoff has brought the family legend to life, and I will absolutely be hiring him to pick up the story in Korea, as well as Uncle Tom's brother who was a Ranger in the ETO. I recommend him enthusiastically!

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!!! (Hey, what happened to the thumbs up icon????)

Thank you, Geoff and Golden Arrow.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'll have to give Geoff a try......report incoming soom!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

After numerous requests to the NPRC for some records on various named uniforms I got nothing back, and this was after waiting for three to four months for each one. I was recommended Geoff's services and sent him the info on 1stLt August Guilbert who was a Marine. All I knew was that he was WIA. Geoff was able to get for me 92 pages of research including medical records stating he was wounded on Iwo Jima! There were even a few pictures of Lt Guilbert in the files. Now when I requested the records myself I didn't get a response back from the NPRC for about four months and it was a negative. When I used Geoff's services he had the records to me in about four days! His prices are very reasonable and he works extremely fast! I really appreciate everything he's done and will definitely continue to use his services!

#42 pchepurko

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

I may have posted this before but Geoff is the best!

#43 Paul M

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

I totally missed this thread! I have been working with Geoff for the last year and have developed a great relationship
with him. He is the best at what he does.

#44 Benjamin

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

I do not count the projects Geoff has worked on for me. His research skills brought a lot to my collection and I wouldn't imagine working with someone else !!


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

I know I've posted here before, but I enlisted Geoff's help at pulling the service records for my 205 US Navy recipients of Soviet awards. Obviously, this would be a tremendously expensive endeavor if I went about it through the normal FOIA and archival means ($70 x 205 = $14,350!) so Geoff devised a way where I am charged a much more reasonable amount for the applicable portions of the service records. What I've appreciated is that he knows what I want for information and can adjust course mid-file...he's been able to pull some fascinating stuff out of personnel files that I would have never even thought to ask for, but is perfect for my book. I cannot thank him enough for the work he's done - it would be impossible for me to write the book without his help.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

The same for me
Very fast research with a reasonnable charge
For sure, i will work with him again

#47 subsystem4

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

Geoff is awesome. He got me a record in less than a week.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

I'm in the process of working with Geoff to get my Great Grandpa's WWII Navy records and absolutly cannot wait to see what he digs up. He will also help me find my Grandpa's Korean record and my wifes Grandpa's WWII records.

#49 1SG_1st_Cav

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the information. I contacted them with a question I had. Danny

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

Geoff came thru with a pay voucher for a tough to find WWI vet. Excellent work, thanks!

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