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Veteran Identification Cards now available

Published: May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Carroll County Recorder Patricia Oyer is issuing State of Ohio United States veteran identification cards to military veterans.

Any veteran who would like to receive a free card should visit the recorder's office, located on the second floor of the courthouse. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Veterans need to bring their DD214, if it has not been recorded in the recorder's office previously, and one form of identification.

The recorder's office is responsible for maintaining veterans military service discharge records, known as a DD214. The form is issued to prove eligibility for certain military benefits. The card contains the specific document number, so the discharge record can be easily located when necessary.

The cards are issued the same day and are good for 10 years.

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"We are asking businesses to participate by giving a discount to veterans," noted Oyer. "We will issue a decal to businesses which contact the office. The decal will be placed on either a door or a window of that particular business.

"It is an honor to serve these men and women in such a small way as what they have done for our country. The stories these veterans have shared with my staff and I are priceless."

Ninety-two cards have been issued since March 1, 2017.

For additional information, call the recorder's office at 330-627-4545.


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