How can I get a copy of my military records (discharge, medical, etc.)?

Most military records are stored at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Visit the National Archives web site

This is also an area where a congressional office can really help. If you are trying to get records from your military service, or that of a family member, feel free to contact my office. I will need your written permission to help with this issue. To make that easier, you can print out this Authorization Form, and fax or mail it to my Brookfield office. If you have any questions about this process or military records in general, you can contact my assistant for Veterans matters at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119.

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How can I get the medals I was awarded during my service but never received?

Military medals are also an issue handled primarily through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In most cases, it is faster to get medals if you work through a congressional office. If you are owed medals from your service, just fill out this Authorization Form and fax or mail it to my Brookfield office. Once I receive this information from you, I will be back in touch with you regarding any other paperwork that might be required to send the request to the proper officials. Should you have any questions, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119.

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How can I get my VA claim processed faster?
The Veterans Administration currently has many claims pending for various types of benefits. Because of that, many veterans feel that their case might be overlooked or handled improperly. I am always glad to help in these situations. At my request, the VA will "flag" a particular case and keep me updated throughout the process. However, it is important to know that I cannot act as the "representative" on a person's VA claim. You may still want an attorney or veterans representative to help you with this. My actions will not affect the work done by the person you select as your representative. If you would like my help with a claim or appeal, please print out this Authorization Form and fax or mail it to my Brookfield office. Should you have any questions, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119 to speak with a staff member or schedule an appointment. Return to Top