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No-fee Passports Available to Visit Veterans Graves Overseas

In one of our Memorial Day posts, we mentioned that there are thousands of American veterans buried overseas. I’ve recently learned that “No-fee” passports are available to immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters) for the purpose of visiting their loved one’s grave or memorialization site at the American military cemeteries on foreign soil. For additional information, write …Continue reading →

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My FOIA Request Update

A few weeks ago, I used the State Department’s online “FOIA Request Generator” to request the passport files of my grandmother, Jessie Beatrice Bowie (1909-1973). I received an email acknowledgment fairly promptly. Last week, I got the first actual response. Reasonably enough, the Government wants me to show that she either is dead or authorizes me to see her file. …Continue reading →

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