to find the needed information
for your military certificate gift
without your loved one knowing
Anyone discharged from the service
DD-Form-214. This is an official military
document that lists their service information,
including their wars, battles and awards.
Military personnel records can be used as
a valuable tool in genealogical research.
Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain
free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of
Separation) and other military and medical
are many reports on the Net that the National
Personnel Records Center is taking many weeks
to perform record retrievals, with a backlog
of two hundred thousand (200,000) requests.
You will find information on all of your options
available at our DD214
of a DD Form 214
Sources to Request Military Service Records:
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Personnel Records Center
Personnel and Period Affected Estimated
November 1, 1912, to January 1,
September 25, 1947, to January 1,
(with names alphabetically after Hubbard,
duplicate copies of the records that were destroyed
in the fire were maintained, nor was a microfilm
copy ever produced. There were no indexes created
prior to the fire. In addition, millions of documents
had been lent to the Department of Veterans Affairs
before the fire occurred. Therefore, a complete
listing of the records that were lost is not available.
Nevertheless, NPRC (MPR) uses many alternate
sources in its efforts to reconstruct basic
service information to respond to requests. Click
on this link for alternate sources of military
records info. Alternate
#3: Tell your loved one
that someone in your family is doing a geneaological
research on the family and ask them to write out
their military information including their rank,
rating mark if needed for the navy or coast guard,
wars or battles they fought, service dates, and
their medals, ribbons and badges. You can use our
order form as a guide, but don't let them see it.
This is the easiest way, providing you can do it
in such a way they don't suspect anything.
Check our Commemorative
Medals Page to see what additional medals and
awards your loved one might be eligible for. Commemoratives
were developed many years after the events of the
wars, so your loved one may not know they are available
and that he or she is eligible to receive them.
This is especially good if you only know of 3 or
5 medals they have for their certificate and want
to have the full six to balance out your certificate
design and display as much as you can of their experience.
your loved one the Perfect Gift
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