For Immediate Release – May 6, 2019 Montgomery County
County Recorder Makes Historical Move to Serve Disabled and Immobile Veterans
For the first time in history, the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office will be recording veteran discharge documents (DD-214’s) and registering veterans for the Veteran ID Card Program outside the walls of their 5th Floor County Administration Building location. Amongst 88 Ohio counties, Montgomery County will be the largest county to offer offsite recording services, and one of only three other counties in the State of Ohio to do so.
“The convenience of veterans recording their DD-214’s offsite and registering to obtain a Veteran ID Card will allow our office to reach out to more local veterans who may be disabled or immobile and connect them to earned benefits,” says Brandon McClain, Montgomery County Recorder.
On May 22 at the “Vets Moving Forward” event at Wright State University, more than 200 pre-registered veterans will have the opportunity to record their DD-214’s and register to receive their free Veteran Identification Card. RTA and Greene CATS will provide free rides to veterans to and from Wright State University with proof being shown of Military Service upon boarding.
“As a Veteran, I believe we must always be willing to do whatever possible to serve those who have so faithfully served our country. This initiative gets us one step closer to doing just that,” McClain states.
Veteran ID Cards will be received 3-5 business days following registration. Veterans who have not recorded their DD-214’s in Montgomery will need to bring their discharge documents showing honorable discharge, along with two forms of identification such as birth certificate, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs ID card, U.S. military ID, social security card, CCW license, Ohio driver’s license, state issued ID or valid U.S. passport.
For information, contact Tristina Allen at (937) 496-3017 or visit the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office website at www.mcrecorder.org and click on the Offsite Recording Information and Events tab.