2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2020 5:06 PM by Thomas Richardson

    What are these reasons for discharge on the DD-214?

    dmsilfies Newbie

      What exactly does all this say on my father's DD214? It stated: In Transfer or Discharge Data, Section 11c.  Reason and Authority --

      227-Hardship, Par 13263 MCPM & CG 3dMAW 5thEND on Pvt KANTAT's Ltr AAK:rrr 5216 of 30Jun66 & MCO 1900,2E


      I know his father died only a few weeks before discharged. Is all that written above related to the hardship discharge? Thank you in advance

        • Re: What are these reasons for discharge on the DD-214?
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Hello DMSILFES,


          It looks like he was in the Marine Corps, It states he applied for hardship under 227-Hardship MCPM para 13263 Command Group 3rd Marine Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) possibly 5th Marine Division. 2E might be the reenlistment code but you would need to check 1966 Marine Corps manual for that designation.


          Here is the MC manual for enlisted personnel





          Hope This helps,


          Elliot Schneider

          3 people found this helpful
          • Re: What are these reasons for discharge on the DD-214?
            Thomas Richardson Tracker

            Dear Dana Silfies,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            ‘Hardship’ under Reason and Authority, Paragraph 13263 for a Marine Corps DD Form 214 denotes that the service member was discharged or released from active duty due to family problems that arise while that person is in the Armed Forces. These include scenarios such as sickness, job loss, divorce, or death of a family member. Discharge on the basis of Hardship is contingent on the financial, emotional, and physical needs of the service member’s family.


            MCPM refers to ‘Marine Corps Personnel Manual’ which is the authority document that derives the discharge and character of service information that is listed on the DD-214.


            ‘3dMAW 5th’ refers to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, which is an aviation unit attached to the 5th Marine Regiment under the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. This indicates that the 3rd MAW, 5th Regiment was the last unit he was attached to when he received his discharge. Based on the hardship discharge, the ‘END on Pvt KANTAT’s Ltr AAK:rr’ can refer to a letter informing the Marine Corps about his hardship. This was necessary to provide evidence that a service member was leaving because of such circumstances. 30Jun66 refers to the date of discharge from the Marine Corps, which also would be located in Box 11d on the DD-214. The ‘2E’ could be a re-enlistment code. Service members who received an honorable discharge could re-enlist at a later date if they choose, pending they met certain criteria.


            If you are looking for additional information about his service and circumstances surrounding his discharge, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1958 and prior to May 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NRPC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

            2 people found this helpful