Can I share the story of a deceased veteran?

Yes. The Veterans History Project (VHP) accepts collections of original, firsthand materials (such as photographs, memoirs, correspondence, etc.) on behalf of deceased veterans. The Veteran’s Release Form (PDF, 122 KB) may be signed by the veteran’s power of attorney, estate executor or legal heir. Any materials submitted on behalf of a deceased veteran must be accompanied by all VHP required forms and meet our minimum collecting standards (please see "What We Collect" below).

VHP also accepts the stories of deceased veterans collected under the auspices of the Gold Star Families Voices Act. Email vohp@loc.gov to request Gold Star guidelines.

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2022
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We cannot provide service records for veterans (contact the National Archives); advice on veteran benefits (contact the Department of Veterans Affairs).

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Veterans History Project
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