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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

As it Pertains to Military Records

The public has access to certain military service information without the veteran's authorization (or that of the next-of-kin of deceased veterans). Examples of information which may be available from Official Military Personnel Files without an unwarranted invasion of privacy include:

  • Name
  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Dates of Service
  • Awards and decorations
  • City/town and state of last known address including date of the address


If the veteran is deceased:

  • Place of birth
  • Geographical location of death
  • Place of burial

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