Veterans Reminded on Friday to File Military Records
10/31/2013
HARRISBURG – The state House on Oct. 16 adopted a resolution introduced by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) aimed at encouraging military veterans to file their official military discharge records with their county’s recorder of deeds office or its equivalent. The House resolution marks Friday, Nov. 1, as “Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day” in Pennsylvania.

“In order to obtain many state and federal benefits, military veterans often have to produce records proving their service in the armed forces,” Benninghoff said. “My goal is to encourage military veterans to submit their official paperwork to their county record of deeds office so that it will be stored and available for future use.”

Benninghoff’s House Resolution 493 notes recorder of deeds offices preserve veterans’ release records free of charge and provide a backup in cases where the original document is damaged or destroyed.

The Centre County Recorder of Deeds office is located in the Willowbank County Office Building at 414 Holmes St., in Bellefonte. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached by calling 814-355-6801.

The Mifflin County Register and Recorder of Deeds office is located in the Mifflin County courthouse at 20 N. Wayne St., in Lewistown. The office can be reached by calling 717-242-1449.

“Our military veterans have done so much for us,” Benninghoff said. “We want to use Friday as a way to bring awareness to the importance of this service for the men and women who have served in our military.”

Benninghoff’s resolution received unanimous support in the state House.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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