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 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.