I'm trying to get medical records for some of my family members on my mothers behalf (she isn't as tech savy as I am)--In order to have a comphrensive familial medical history, for both genealogy and medical purposes.
I'd like to get my grandpa's records from the VA--He was a WWII vet, who died at the VA of a stroke in 1975, age 55. I know he got treatment at the VA in the decades and years leading up to his death (he left the service in 1945, having been shot in the leg by a sniper in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge, for which he spent a year in the hospital but kept his leg), and I have his army serial number as well as his social security numberl, is there anything else I would need? How does one go about getting a relative's VA records? I mean post war medical records specifically.