I'm always disappointed (but rarely surprised) that family members don't keep these within the family of the service member. These should be a precious item of family history. I have all of my Father's service and training records from WWII, and even a picture of him in his plane just after landing from a mission in the S. Pacific.
Well put phil97. Often the grandchildren have no interest in these items and sell for short money. If they did any research on these pieces they may realize they "gave" them away. Still these items should be kept as treasured heirlooms. Thats my feeling anyway.