Genesee County veterans' records damaged by mold

Specialists in Livonia will try to restore thousands of pages of Genesee County veterans' military papers that sustained water, mildew and mold damage.

The Flint Journal reports ( ) that some of the records date to at least World War II. Most are discharge papers damaged by moisture at an offsite storage facility, where they had been stored until recent years.

Genesee County Clerk John Gleason says the county hopes none of the records has been damaged beyond repair. The county discovered the damage in 2011 and put the records in the courthouse attic.

He says the storage company's insurer has agreed to pay the $30,000 it will cost for restoration.

It will be done by Livonia-based DFD Document Restoration Services.