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 How to get hold of an old DD-214?
ArmaNotSoLite  [Team Member]
11/27/2011 5:58:49 AM EST
My Wife's Grandfather died a few years back, and she's looking to find out what medals he earned while in. He was in the US Navy for 3-4 years, maybe 50 years ago. I was thinking that if his DD-214 was anything like mine, it would have his medals and awards listed on it. She's trying to create a shadow box for him, for her Grandmother, and she wants it to be a surprise, so my wife can't just ask to see his DD-214, if her grandmother even knows where it is, or still has it. What should she do?
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bigsapper  [Life Member]
11/27/2011 6:03:33 AM EST
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

ArmaNotSoLite  [Team Member]
11/27/2011 6:17:43 AM EST


Thanks! He was discharged in 1945, so they're available to the public. Awesome. That means she doesn't need her Grandmother to request them.
ANIMUS  [Member]
11/30/2011 5:05:05 PM EST
Doesn't look like it touched Navy records, but just FYI...