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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Military Records

1917-1965

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; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Since 1965 military discharges have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 1, 1919-1945 (1 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Discharge-Military-with index], vol. 1-7, 1919-1965 (3 reels of microfilm);
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 2-7, 1945-1965 (6 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River County Genealogical Information [includes Hood River County World War I draft registration cards], 1917-1918 (Rootsweb).

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