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|Record Creator:||Pierce County Government, Auditor|
These records include indexes of separation and discharge documents recorded with the Pierce County Auditor. Images are not available for documents displaying confidential information.
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|Related Records:||For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch at (425) 564-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Document Types:||Discharge Access To Copy, Discharge Disclosure, Discharge Exemption, Discharge Military, Discharge Rev/ Re-Designate, Military Discharge, Separation Record|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||Pierce County Auditor Recording Department
|Agency History:||Named after President Franklin Pierce, the Oregon Territorial Legislature organized Pierce County from a portion of Thurston County in 1852. Pierce County is located in the west central portion of the state, just south of King County. The county seat was initially chosen to be at Steilacoom. Steilacoom was chosen not only for being the location of the first U.S. Military Base on the Puget Sound, but was also the only town in Washington with a jail. Tacoma became the county seat in 1880, and this county seat holder is now the largest city in Pierce County and the third largest city in Washington. Pierce County is home to Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the State of Washington.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Pierce County Auditor, Military Records, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|