Can we get an updated record for my father who was regular Army andwas given an undesirable discharge. There are serious questions surrounding this dishcarge.
State/Country relating to question: Texas
Contacting the veterans admin. and they are just sending in the paperworl. Then contacting Cong. XXXX XXXXXX and having them make a congressional inquiry.. They are still stalling. Stating they are still working on Agent orange cases and it could be another six months, My father is 82 yrs. old and has had mental problems since birth. They put him in the Army whenhe was sixteen, did not have parental permission, and he couldnot read or write when they inducted him.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.Can you tell me, is your father competent? That is, is he able to understand what is going on around him?
Only if he takes the medication and then I have to explain things to him in detail. Dad is my sepfather and the only one I have ever known. Dad had these horribleblackout spells all his life until he and my mother married in 1965. The my mother recognized things were wrong and had him seen by a physican and he has been on medication since then. He did not undersand being inthe service much less what was going on around him. he has had these episodes for over 60 years. his Mother was institutionalized at the age of 18 right after giving birth to my Dad. So, no, it is hard for him to understand things.
ThanksI ask because if he is competent, then he can request his own records from the VA. More on that below. If he is not competent, you would need to go to court and have the court appoint a guardian who could then go to the VA directly to request the records.He can request the records hereLink text(note: they are offline till next week)The request takes approx 1 month...they will send the files (MAKE SURE YOU REQUEST ALL RECORDS...otherwise they only send the Discharge certificate).Once you get the records, you can see what exists and can go from there to address your concerns over his discharge.
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