Series 5155
San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-1948.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Since 1923, Utah Code has provided that upon presentation the county recorder shall record honorable discharges from the military, naval or marine service of the United States, and any orders, citations, and decorations of honor relating to a person while in the military service of the United States. County recorders' copies are considered evidence with the same effect as the original (Utah Code, 17-21-14, 2000). Military discharge records include extensive personal information, as well as military service and discharge information. All documents in this series relate to men who were discharged from 1944 to 1948.

Military discharge forms include personal information, such as name, date and place of birth, race, marital status, occupation, education, character notes, physical description, immunization records, notes on personal marks or identifications, and notes on general physical condition at the time of discharge. They contain military information, such as date and place of induction, military serial number, grade, rank, branch of service, evaluation of military skills, military decorations, citations and awards, military campaigns participated in, and wounds received in battle. Discharge data include such things as date, reason, and location of discharge, home address or other destination, travel allowance, pay and insurance data, and the signature of a discharging officer.


Chronological according to the date recorded.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, contains military discharges compiled from multiple sources, including county recorders' copies.

Official records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6682, contains miscellaneous records filed by the county recorder and probably includes additional military discharges.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

San Juan County military discharges were microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in September 1990 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: by name is included,.

Indexing Terms

  • World War, 1939-1945—San Juan County (Utah)—Veterans.
  • Military discharge—Utah—San Juan County.
  • Soldiers—Utah—San Juan County.

Container List

1 1944 Oct-1948 Apr

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