Reclaiming Savings Bonds held in military safekeeping
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
I purchased a few Savings Bonds when I was in the Marines in 1970 while at boot camp in San Deigo. I’ve lost track of them. How can I locate and cash them in?
Do you remember having the bonds in your possession? If so, then my post How to recover lost Savings Bonds has step-by-step instructions for having them replaced, including a link to the form you’ll need.
However, if you don’t remember ever seeing the Savings Bonds and you purchased them through a military payroll savings plan, the Marines may still be holding your bonds for you.
The Department of Defense offers a program called military safekeeping to members of the armed services who are on active duty. The program allows the military to hold the bonds rather than having them mailed to you.
So if the Marines were holding your Saving Bonds in safekeeping for you and you’ve never clamied them, they should still have them. Click here for military safekeeping contact information.