Veterans are encouraged to have
their military discharge papers (DD214) recorded in the local register of
deeds office. The Register of Deeds will copy and index the DD214
and give the original back to the veteran. If the original is ever
lost, destroyed or damaged, the veteran can always get a certified copy
from the Register of Deeds.
Military discharge papers are valuable
to veterans because they may be required to prove eligibility for certain
benefits and programs.
If you cannot locate your DD214
military discharge document or wish to record your DD214 with the register
of deeds office, please contact the Trempealeau County Veteran's Service
Office at (715) 538-2311 Ext. 217 for assistance.
You can also bring a certified copy of
your DD214 from another county or from the Wisconsin Department of
Veteran's Affairs and have it recorded with your local Register of Deeds
for your convenience.
To get a certified copy of your DD214
military discharge document, which was recorded earlier with the
Trempealeau County Register
of Deeds or if you wish to record your DD214 Military
discharge document, go to the Trempealeau County Veteran's Service Office
at 36245 Main Street, Room 108, Whitehall, WI 54773. The staff there
will verify your status as a veteran and prepare a request for a certified
copy or request that we record your DD214 military discharge document.
Present the request form to the Register of Deeds staff at the
Courthouse;36245 Main Street, Room 106; Whitehall, and they will prepare
the certified copy free of charge.
are filed and copies are made for veterans free of charge. Only the
veteran may receive copies of his/her records and identification is