Questions and answers

Can you get replacement medals for veterans?

Can you get replacement medals for veterans?

Generally, the military services will issue replacement medals for the veteran at no cost. This includes family members with the signed authorization of the veteran. If the next-of-kin is requesting replacement medals there may be a cost.

How do I apply for my father’s war medals?

How to apply. Download and fill in the medal application form. Apply through your unit if you’re still serving in the armed forces. If you’re applying on behalf of someone else, you must include a copy of either your lasting power of attorney or a death certificate.

How do you find out what service medals A veteran was awarded?

Individuals can request information on military service medals, decorations and awards online: https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/awards-and-decorations.

How do I find out what military medals I have earned?

You can quickly determine which medals you earned simply by examining your military discharge form (DD-214, WD 53-55, NAVPERS, etc). Listed on the form are all the medals your final military unit deemed, at the time of your discharge, you were authorized to possess.

How do you find out what military medals you have?

Where can I buy a medal for a veteran?

Click here for details. For the General Public: if the service member separated from military service before 1955, the public may purchase a copy of the veteran’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) to determine the awards due and obtain the medals from a commercial source.

How do you replace a medal in the military?

Replacing Military Medals Medals awarded while in active service are issued by the individual military services if requested by Veterans or their next of kin. Requests for replacement medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the branch of the military in which the Veteran served.

Is the Korea Defense Service Medal available to veterans?

Each service Secretary will prescribe the requirements to qualify for the new medal. Recipients of the new Korea Defense Service Medal will be entitled to veterans’ preference provided they are otherwise eligible.

How to get medals from the Air Force?

However, for cases involving Air Force and Army personnel (click here for exceptions), the NPRC will verify the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forward the request along with the records verification to the appropriate service department for issuance of the medals. Use the addresses listed below, and mail your request accordingly.