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It's here! 

If you had it recorded with the Cass County Clerk of Courts in the past.

So where do you find it if you didn't take a copy to the courthouse?

There are several places where your DD214 may have been stored, including the county the Veteran returned to upon discharge, the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA), the North Dakota National Guard, other State Department of Veteran Affairs Offices (if the veteran resided in another state after being discharged from the military), and the National Record Center.

It is helpful to include the following information when requesting a copy:

  • Veteran’s full name.
  • Dates of service (as close as possible)
  • Service number and/or Social Security Number
  • Veterans Date of Birth
  • Branch of Service

Requests for copies of discharge papers may be made by the Veteran or the next of kin of a deceased Veteran which include; a surviving spouse that has not remarried, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother.