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.