Medals Replacement ServiceCountless Veterans completed their military service, then went home to resume their lives, unaware of the awards and decorations they were entitled to. For example:
Every Veteran OR their direct Next Of Kin (a surviving spouse, children, brother, sister, etc) are entitled to a one-time FREE OF CHARGE replacement
set of all their awards and decorations. Please note that stocks of replacement medals for awards prior to World War I have been exhausted
and are no longer provided. Likewise, foreign awards such as the WWII Belgian and French Croix de Guerre, South Vietnamese medals, etc. are
also not provided.
This is typically a 6 month process as the National Military Personnel Records Center receives approximately 5,000 requests daily, so please
plan accordingly if you need the medals for an upcoming birthday, anniversary, etc.
You will need copies of certain service documents, such as an Honorable Discharge (WD Form 53-50 or equivalent for WWII veterans,
or the DD-214 and DD-215 for post-WWII veterans). Other documents that can be submitted are copies of award citations, Temporary Duty
(TDY) orders, etc.
We are happy to assist you or your family in obtaining your medals - contact our Curator, and he will
let you know what paperwork is required. To begin the process, contact our Curator at:
Phone: (937) 902-8001, or (937) 267-7628
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