RS DEN01701.615 EVIDENCE OF MILITARY SERVICE-NORTH DAKOTA
Other Evidence of Military Service
Each Social Security office in North Dakota has a (1) “Red Book” listing North Dakota veterans during World War II and the Korean conflict; and (2) “Blue Book” listing veterans during the Vietnam era. Both of these books list the veteran, dates of entry to active service, date of discharge, and type of discharge.
The information listed in the “Red Book” and in the “Blue Book, Section I,” is sufficient to meet the “other evidence” criteria as proof of military service. However, Section II of the “Blue Book,” according to the description in the forward, contains only information limited to the name and date of entry into service from North Dakota. This evidence alone will not suffice unless it is supported by additional evidence (e.g., the date and place of separation).
The “Red Book” and “Blue Book” are not preferred evidence and are to be used only when the preferred evidence is not submitted or available.