1.  The VA requires an original or certified copy of the veteran’s discharge summary. These records serve as proof of the veteran’s military history.  These documents must be included with your application. The VA will return these documents to you. 

2. If you are unable to locate the veteran’s discharge papers, you can order them by clicking the button below.  Complete the required  forms and mail to the St. Louis office listed on the 2nd page of the application.  Be aware that it could take 2 -3 months to receive your records.