I was told there was a fire and a lot of the VA records were destroyed. Since she and my dad both served around the same time I have his original records but have nothing on her. She has Alzheimer's and can not recall anything about her service history. I finally gave up and applied for Dad's. I was told by our local VA office that I can't do anything until I receive his DD214. Is that correct or is there anything I can do until they come?