discharged from the service has a DD-Form-214.
This is an official military document that lists
their service information, including their wars,
battles and awards. Your
loved one's DD-214 has some, if not all of his
or her medals and awards listed on it.
document can be used as a reference in finding out
what medals, ribbons and badges to ask for on your
CJM Certificate of Service.
veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain
free copies of their DD Form 214 through
the National Personnel Records Center.
There are many reports that the National
Personnel Records Center is taking many
weeks to perform record retrievals.
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We do not require you to have your DD-214 to get your
CJM Certificate of Service. Over the years many have
been lost due to fires, floods, moving, etc. Some
of our servicemen cannot replace them due to the fire
at the Military Records Center.
If we have any question as to the validity of someone’s
claim we reserve the right to ask for the DD-214.
was a fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records
Center (St. Louis, MO) that destroyed approximately
16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files. You
can find out more HERE.
Sources to Request Military Service Records:
You can submit your request to the
American War Library website and find out what awards
you are authorized and eligible for.
Service Records: National Archives and Records Admin.
retrieve your records in a reasonable time-frame we
recommend that you contact a research company. We
know of Touchstone
Research, which has been known
to retrieve your records within a week.
and Service Members!
Resubmitting info. for your DD-214:
know the DD-214 is often lacking in your complete
service dates, awards, battles and operations and
other pertinent info. You may need this someday
for disability or other veteran's benefits. It would
be good to get this recorded ASAP while you still
have your info. at hand. If you would like to amend
or change your DD-214 or other military records
go to this site and follow the links for the forms
you need. https://ebenefits.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/478/~/amend-or-change-dd-214-or-other-military-records
Please note: we have been told that they are sticklers
for giving you a hard time. You must be persistent-
your future may depend on it.
Members: You might 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.
your loved one the Perfect Gift
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how much you really care!
CJM Military Certificates are for display only,
and are not intended to be used as a legal document
in any way.