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Home of Record Officially Corrected

One of the most confusing aspects of a veteran's military records is the Home of Record on his official DD-214. Home of record" in a casualty record does not always reflect his home town. It is an unfortunate circumstance that the place the veteran and his family actually resided or grew up were frequently not reflected as the home of record. There are many reasons why this occured for instance, it might reflect their last stateside duty station, used the address where a relative currently resided or instead of the town they grew up. At that time, they would have absolutely no knowledge of any future consequences. Little did they know that years later, friends or relatives would be searching for their name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial where so many veteran names would be inscribed.

Many families have requested the veterans Home of Record reflect home town where the veteran was known. There is now a channel for the request change be at least reviewed by the veterans respective branch of service. More information can be reviewed on and the DD-149 form can be downloaded.

Once you receive a reply from the respective Service Branch Review Board, we would greatly appreciate if you would please forward a copy to The Virtual Wall (TM), Jim Schueckler, so we can update the Coffelt database and the appropriate memorial page on The Virtual Wall (TM).

I have also attached the form and instructions:

APPLICATION FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORD. if you are already familar with all the criteria. The form must be sent to the applicable service branch as listed.

Army Review Boards

Agency Army Board for Correction of Military Records
1901 South Bell Street
2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22202-4508

or detailed information on application and Board procedures, review the following: Army Regulation 15-185 Application and Board Procedures;


Board for Correction of Naval Records
2 Navy Annex
Washington, DC 20370-5100

or detailed information on application and Board procedures, review the following: Navy - SECNAVINST.5420.193 Application and Board Procedures;


Board for Correction of Air Force Records
550-C Street West, Suite 40
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4742

or detailed information on application and Board procedures, review the following: Air Force Instruction 36-2603, Air Force Pamphlet 36-2607, Application and Board Procedures;


Department of Homeland Security
Office of the General Counsel
Board for Correction of Military Records
245 Murray Lane, Stop 0485
Washington, DC 20528-0485