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I need to get a copy of my dad's discharge papers so I can

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I need to get a copy of my dad's discharge papers so I can get his military benefits for my mother . How do I find them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

You have to file a request with Standard Form 180 through the National Archives. All old military service records are sent there for storage.

While the records themselves are not online, you can use the website to obtain the forms you need.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

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