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Missing DD-214 For Dads Funeral

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by trapfan, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. trapfan

    trapfan Got Glock?

    Sep 19, 2001
    Michigan, U.S.A
    My Dad passed away yesterday and I am in a pickle. I can not find his DD-214 anywhere. In the family bible I have his service number,dates he went in and came out, all his schooling, where he was stationed in Germany along with his company commanders name. I need this document as I want him to have military honors for his viewing and funeral on Friday. Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks....Trapfan
  2. magsnubby

    magsnubby NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Apr 24, 2004
    fresno, ca
    My condolences on the loss of your father.

    Try the nearest VFW. They've helped me in the past.

    Also try your local VA hospital. Some of them have vet reps that can be pretty helpful.

  3. jwalk2515


    Jun 7, 2004
    Corinth, TX
    also try contacting a recruiter with his SSN. They may be able to look him up in the system and pass along the info that he was valid until you can find 214
  4. CarlosDJackal


    Dec 10, 2000
    Go to the closest VA, they may have a copy of it (I filed a copy with them when I ETS'd). Or ata the very least they may be able to retrieve it. Make sure that you bring any records of his military service and his SSN. The VA was a PIA to deal with (slow as molasses), but they were able to help us.

    Good luck!!
  5. John's 26

    John's 26

    May 27, 2002
    Henderson NV
    First, my condolences on the passing of your father ;?

    I also wanted to advise my fellow veterans to RECORD your DD-214 with your county recorders office. This way, no matter what happens to the original document, there is always an official copy readily accessable...