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How to Get Your Medals

 

Medals awarded while in active service will be issued by the appropriate service if requested by veterans or, if deceased, their next of kin. Requests for medals from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard should be sent to:

US Navy Liason Office
National Personnel Records Center
Room 3475
9700 Page Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63132-5100

Requests for medals from the Army should be sent to:

US Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: ARPC-VSE
9700 Page Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63132-5100

Requests for medals from the Air Force should be sent to:

National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Blvd.
St Louis MO 63132-5100

The veterans full name should be printed or typed, so that it can be read clearly. The request must contain the signature of the veteran or the signature of the next of kin if the veteran is deceased. Include the veterans branch of service, service number of social security number and dates of service, or at least the approximate years. If available, include a copy of the discharge or separation document, WDAGO Form 53-55 or DD form 214. If possible, send the request on Standard Form 180, "Request Pertaining To Military Records." These forms are generally available from VA offices or veterans organizations.