you might want to get ahold of your DD-214 to use as a good
reference for your, or your loved ones, medals and awards.
If you are preparing a gift for a loved one this document
would help you "sneak around" and get the info.
so you can make your gift a surprise.
we would recommend you contact the National Personnel Records
Center for a free copy, but there are many reports on the
Net that the NPRC is taking many weeks to perform record
retrievals, with a backlog of two hundred thousand (200,000)
requests. At their stated receiving rate of 4,000 to 5,000
requests per day, you're talking a 40+ day backlog.
retrieve your records in a reasonable time frame we recommend
that you contact a research company. There are two research
companies we have found. I have heard there are more as
well. We know of Lyon
Research and Touchstone
Research, which will retrieve your records
within a week.