Military discharge records commemorate service to the county and provide documentary evidence of qualification for veterans’ benefit. Access to these military records is authorized to the following persons:
- The service member who is the subject of the document.
- Other persons seeking access to these documents should contact Iredell County's Veterans Affairs office.
Original military discharge documents can be recorded for free, and copies may be obtained at no charge by the following:
The service member who is the subject of the document
- The service member who is the subject of the document
- Representatives of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Department of Defense
- Representatives of the N.C. State Archives
- “A court official with an interest in assisting the subject or the deceased subject’s beneficiaries to obtain a benefit.” The statue does not define “court official.” A reasonable interpretation is that it includes a judge or a court clerk as well as someone appointed by a judge or court clerk in connection with a matter involving the subject or the subject’s benefit rights.
Registers are required to retain completed military discharge copy request forms for one year from the date of the request.