In addition to answering many inquiries from descendants of the veterans that served in the 37th Infantry Division, other veteran organizations and the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department, we:
-Assist members and non-members in obtaining DD-214 separation forms as well as in obtaining certificates of service on record. We also provide referrals to VA offices in other states
-Assist veterans and/or their descendants in obtaining individual administrative and medical records from the records center in St. Louis, Missouri.
-Assist veterans in securing medals earned, but not awarded, such as Bronze Star conversion awards earned during WWII. In many of these cases the recipients had been unaware that they had earned the award, but were informed by the 37th DVA that they had.
-Assist widows and/or families of deceased veterans in obtaining burial details, in obtaining the respective grave marker and when requested, displaying the 37th DVA colors at the wake of the deceased.
-Publish a newsletter three times per year, the 37th Division Veterans News, containing the latest changes and/or new actions that may be of interest to members including stories about important veteran benefit issues, on individual members, heritage units returning from active duty and letters from members and non-members searching for information on people with whom they served or with whom their families served. Newsletters also include a section called TAPS, which lists veterans that have passed away since the last edition.
-Manage a portfolio of investments from which we award scholarship grants annually to descendants of our veterans. Since 2000, 229 grants have been awarded totaling $121,650.00. Members and direct descendants of members (to the third generation) including grandchildren and great grandchildren are eligible to apply for this program.