Attached is an instruction sheet, SF 180 and a fax cover sheet to request and espedited separation document for a deceased veteran where the family cannot find the DD 214 or the separation doc from WWII for the veterans funeral..  In addition to what is here you will also need to provide proof of death ( death certificate or obituary)  and the date of funeral if veteran separated from service after 1955.  These will be put on the Department Website under Service Officer and listed as emergency request for 214 for burial or medical


Department Service Officer

American Legion

Department of Virginia

SF 180 (PDF)

Burial or Medical Request Instructions (PDF)

Burial or Medical Request Instructions (Word)

Burial or Medical Fax Cover (PDF)

Burial or Medical Fax Cover (Word)

Additional Information needed (Word)

Additional Information needed (PDF)

How To Obtain An Expedited DD 214 For A Deceased Veteran’s Funeral