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A DD form 215 is issue when you have your military records corrected such as medals that you recieved and was not recorded on your DD form 214.ITs is a extension of a DD214 and if you want to have it recorded at the court house where you reside at its ok,because if you need one in a hurry,you can just go to the courthouse and get it in the same day.


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Thanks Berta and Mobie16r, I sure appreciate it.

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My Dad was wounded 3 times in NAM. He was Air-Force but served with a Army Unit during all three times he was wounded.

Long story short Army records never made it to the Air Force, so Dad had his purple hearts that the Army gave him, but his DD214 and Air Force Records don't show he was

awarded 3x Purple heart.

Dad never really cared about the paper work. While talking with a Vet rep a few yrs ago, he decided why not get the DD215 so he can sport a PH License Plate.

Medical records show he was wounded 3 times, not sure if they ever found the Army records, but he was finally awarded on paper.

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Something to remember if you need to use the 149 form and were in the Navy is that you normally send it to St Louis records center, Not to the board of corrections. Seems that the board only deals with "bad paper" and similar problems, not correcting awards, etc. The board will forward it to the center, but that just adds to the time.

Bozoc the DD 215- (I know -it looks litle but it sure is big in importance-) shoould be submitted along with the DD 214 whenever you need to send the DD 214 somewhere or supply it- like for SSA, VA, Etc

I sure congratulate you too-and regret that our Mil cannot get this DD 214s right from the git go- they are messing up 214s of the newly returning men and women from Iraq too-

I have an opinion on getting a DD214/215 registered at a court house.

I was snooping around to see if a local vet was trying to sell me a bogus story, and I looked up his DD 214 in the county court house-

long story there but he was,in fact, a wannabee- a veterans with an HD but also a wannabee when it came to the PTSD story he told me-and the fact he said he was a Navy seal- yet we have a bonafide hero Navy seal in these parts-a good friend of mine- who gave me a trick question to ask the vet and he failed that one-

also the DD 214 revealed he was Navy cook and not at all in combat as he told me he had been.Plus he saved the life of an Admiral who almost fell over board-yeah right-

These days there is so much personal ID theft that I recall the SS #s and lots of personal info was right there in the local court house on other of our county vets DD 214s I found and of course my husband's was there too. They seemed to be all in one place and easy to find.I had to read through them to find the wannabee one.

I made sure my daughter didnt register her DD 214 anywhere.

Too much ID theft and stuff going on these days.

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I finally received my PH today for wounds received in 1969. Never realized it wasn't on my DD-214 until about a year ago. Luckily there was plenty of documentation in my military records to support the award. The VA has never questioned my wounds because of the documentation contained in my file. I have only been in the system at VA for a few months. It took almost 9 months to the day from the day I asked the DOA to issue the medal based on my military records. They sent a new form called a DD-215 that I assume attaches to the DD-214. This was pretty timely in that my license plates expire on my truck in June and they will now cost me $3.00 instead of $90.00. Not much of a success story but it's a start. :rolleyes:
hey partner. if i see the plate. you'll sure hear my horn honk..... and a friendly wave.. right on!

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