Military Records

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Military Records in Deschutes County

Deschutes County is home to several military installations, making it an ideal place to find military records. The county has a rich history of military involvement, dating back to the early days of the Oregon Territory.

Several online resources are available for those interested in researching military records in Deschutes County. The Oregon Historical Society website offers a searchable database of Oregon Military Records, which includes Deschutes County. The Deschutes County Genealogical Society also has a searchable database of military records.

The Deschutes County courthouse houses the county’s official military records. The Records Division is responsible for maintaining these records and can assist with research requests.

If you are looking for more specific information about an individual’s military service, you can request a copy of their DD Form 214 from the National Archives. This form will provide details about their military service, including dates of service, awards and decorations, and discharge status.

Types of Military Records

Oregon Military Records. The Oregon State Archives has many different types of military records.

For pre-statehood militia rolls, see: Territorial Militia Rolls, 1843-1866 – Includes Indexes (Militia Muster Rolls) For information about the Rogue River Indian War, see: The Rogue River Indian War, 1855-1856 – Correspondence, Reports, and Orders

The Oregon State Archives also has a wide variety of post-statehood military records. These include:

  •     Records of the Adjutant General, 1861-1916
  •     Regimental Histories for the 1st-5th Infantry Regiments, Oregon Volunteer Infantry (Spanish American War) 
  •     Records of the U.S. Army’s Presidio of Monterey, 1847-1900 (the former Fort Vancouver)
  •     Records of the Department of Oregon, 1848-1873 (the former Fort Vancouver)
  •     Records of Camp White, Oregon, 1942-1946
  •     Korean War Dead and Wounded from Oregon, 1950-1953
  •     World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards for Deschutes County, 1917-1918

These records can be accessed in person at the Oregon State Archives or online through our website.

For more information, please contact:

Oregon State Archives

800 Summer St. NE

Salem, OR 97310


[email protected]

What Information Does the Military Records?

The Military Records in Deschutes County holds a wealth of information for those tracing their family history or researching the county’s military history. The records date back to the early days of Deschutes County and include both digital and hard copy formats.

Some of the information that can be found in the Military Records includes:

  • military service records
  • veteran’s benefits information
  • discharge papers
  • death records
  • burial records

To access the Military Records, you will need to contact the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office. They can be reached by phone at 541-388-6540 or by email at [email protected]. There is a research fee of $5 per hour, with a minimum charge of $10.

Veterans Services in Deschutes County

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Deschutes County is home to over 30,000 veterans. Veterans Services in Deschutes County provides a wide range of services and support to our veteran community.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Disability compensation and pension benefits
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Health care services
  • Housing assistance
  • Job placement and counseling
  • Transportation assistance

We are here to help our veterans every step of the way. For more information about our services, please visit our website or call us at (541) 585-VETS, or emailing [email protected].

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