|Statement of Service|
This is something that should be verified, if possible, as it may affect benefits of the veteran that are based on length of service. Examples of this could include health and dental benefits, or G.I. Bill. Of course, this really only applies if the service member is still alive.
|Receipt for Campaign Medal / Honorable Discharge|
The last one for this post is of a more personal nature. It's a descriptive list of physical characteristics for the service member. This includes age, height and weight, hair and eye color, complexion, and other identifying markings, such as birthmarks, scars and tattoos. You can see this would be a very nice way to get an idea of what your relative looked like if you had no pictures. As my grandfather lived until I was 16, I did get to see him and remember what he looked like, and have loads of pictures from my shutterbug grandmother, but for many people, this description might be the only thing available. This particular example also includes the signature of the service member, in their own handwriting.