Military Records

Discharge Papers

In the State of Iowa, discharge papers are normally filed in the County where the veteran resides or owns property. Only the veteran or an immediate family member are entitled to obtain a copy of a military discharge.


How to obtain a copy of a military discharge for Muscatine County:

  1. Download and complete the Application for Certified Copy of Military Record (PDF).
  2. Print and complete the Application for Certified Copy of Military Record.
  3. Mail the completed application to:
    Muscatine County Recorder
    414 E Third St.
    Suite 103
    Muscatine, Iowa 52761

If you cannot locate the DD-214 you may request a copy at Veteran's Service Records or from the following address:


National Personnel Records Center

1 Archives Drive

St. Louis, MO 63138


Fax a letter or Standard Form 180 to: 314-801-9195


Standard Form 180