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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Military Records

1920-1972

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service served; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical conditions, education and type of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge.

After 1972, Military Discharges were microfilmed and recorded as part of the M Series Clerk's Recordings. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings series.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records, vol. 1, 1945-1972 (1 volume);
Record of Discharges, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines [with index], vol. 1-3, 1920-1945 (3 volumes);
Service Discharges [Military], vol. 4-23, 1945-1972 (20 volumes).

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