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Military Discharge Papers - DD-214


Military papers - the "DD-214" - also known as the discharge papers are an essential component in receiving benefits due to the veteran.

The deceased veteran cannot receive the benefits he or she is due without this document!

It is disheartening when a family is in need of our assistance - and is wishing to receive a flag, or to get a military grave marker or any burial benefits, including burial in a state or national cemetery - only to find they do not have a copy of the veteran's DD-214.

It normally takes four weeks or more to obtain a copy from the National Archives.

You may obtain a copy of the DD-214 on line (free of charge) by clicking here.

You must be able to print the request form, then fax it in to them within the same week.

Please, if you need help, feel free to call and set up an appointment at the funeral home and let us help you!  There is NO CHARGE!

Don't wait until it's too late; because without your DD-214

  • You cannot receive the U. S. flag due to your family.
  • You cannot receive the military grave marker.
  • You cannot receive any burial benefits.
  • You cannot be buried in a state or national cemetery.

Below is a sample of a DD-214. At the bottom left corner of the sample it states Form DD 214. This form contains all the information we need to assist you.

(Note: If discharged prior to 1950, forms other than the DD-124 may be applicable.)

We hope this has been helpful to you.
































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