Rep. Readshaw: Vets should register their discharge papers
State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny co-sponsored H.R. 493, which declared Nov. 1 as “Veterans Record Your Discharge Day” in Pennsylvania. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the House earlier this month.
The resolution encourages all military veterans to file copies of their release or discharge papers with their county Recorder of Deeds or equivalent office.
The filing service is free for all Pennsylvania veterans.
“I encourage all veterans to file their discharge papers with their county office,” Rep. Readshaw said. “As a retired Marine, I understand the importance of these papers, and by filing them, you are protected from their loss or damage. While Nov. 1 is the day recognized by the citation, you can record your papers any time the local office is open.”
In Allegheny County, the Department of Real Estate, Room 101, County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., has replaced the Recorder of Deeds.