For a veteran, the most important form is a DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). It is the form that proves active military service and service characterization. It is needed for VA care and benefits, proof of eligibility for veterans groups, and burial honors and interment.
If you don’t have or can not locate a copy of your DD Form 214, apply for a replacement now. It can be obtained by making an application on-line with the U.S. National Archives. Learn more