First off, let me tell you what a wonderful job all of the administrators have done in answering some of these questions I've read so far on this board. My siblings and I are about to apply for A&A for my mother who resides in a nursing home as soon as we get all the forms and all of the information we need to fill out these forms together. The part that stopped me in my tracks a few months ago from pursuing was the part on knowing my deceased father's pension and duty service periods, Section III. It seems I had to fill out yet another long form just to have access to this information. My father, who was a Korean Vet, retired after some 20+ years and (I assume) was receiving a pension up till the time of his death. I have no idea his time of entry and (exact) retirement date of his service. There could be documents, but they may or may not be located in my mother's home. Is this the form, which is called "Form 180, "Request for Military Service" that I will need to fill out just to obtain this information or can the VA supply it to one of the siblings that is designated as mom's PoA? Thank you so much for any help!