The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) does not issue service medals; that is a function of each military service department. Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served. 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.
For the Veteran: in general, the military services will work replacement medal requests for the veteran at no cost. This includes family members with the signed authorization of the veteran.
For the Next-of-Kin: the process (and cost) for replacement medals requests differs among the service branches and is dependent upon who is requesting the medal, particularly if the request involves an archival record. Click here for details.
For the General Public: if the service member separated from military service 62 (or more) years ago, 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. If the service member separated less than 62 years ago, the public may request such information from the OMPF via the Freedom of Information Act (see Access to OMPFs by the General Public).
The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) is used to verify awards to which a veteran may be entitled. OMPFs are accessioned into the National Archives, and become archival, 62 years after the service member's separation from the military. Separation from service is defined as discharge, retirement or death in service based on a rolling date. (To calculate this, take the current year and subtract 62.) Records with a discharge date 62 (or more) years ago are archival and are open to the public. Records with a discharge date less than 62 years ago are non-archival and are maintained under the Federal Records Center program. Non-archival records are subject to access restrictions. As such, the veteran's date of separation (separation is defined as discharge, retirement or death in service) will affect how the request is processed. See below:
The NPRC, upon request, will provide copies of DD-214s (or equivalent) or SF-50s to authorized requesters. These documents may be used to apply for the Certificate. For information on how to obtain a copy of your DD-214 (for military service personnel) or SF-50 (for Federal civilian personnel) see:
The Secretary of a military department, acting through a Board for Correction of Military Records, has authority to change any military record when necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice. A correction board may consider applications for correction of a military record, including a review of a discharge issued by court-martial.
Each of the military services maintains a discharge review board with authority to change, correct or modify discharges or dismissals not issued by a sentence of a general court-martial. The board has no authority to address medical discharges.
This is the website of Stephen Wheeler Medals. Here you will find a large selection of British & world medals for sale. Stephen Wheeler has been in the business for over 40 years, trading out of Cecil Court since 2002.
If you would like to view any of the items listed here here, you can visit our London shop (nearest tube Leicester Square), Monday - Saturday. If you would like to sell any medals, Stephen Wheeler is at Covent Garden Market on Mondays and is in the shop Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday; 11am - 4pm. The shop address is:
The military recognizes that military medals are often a cherished part of family history and makes replacement medals, decorations, and awards available to veterans or their next of kin if the veteran is no longer living or able to make the request on his or her own behalf.
Your military personnel file is part of your legacy. I recommend maintaining a copy of your military records forever. This can help you prove your military service, help you support a VA disability claim, serve as a record of when and where you served, and provide your family with something to commemorate your military service.
Most military records are maintained at the National Archives. These records include your service contracts, separation paperwork, records of military awards, decorations, and medals, records of your duty stations, and possibly more.
What about replacement dog tags The military, the VA, and the National Archives do not reissue dog tags to veterans. The military does issue them to currently serving military members. This article explains how to order replacement dog tags.
When applying for a full assessment any un-issued medals of deceased veterans may be issued to living family members as a gesture of respect for the person who served, and the sacrifice of their family.
The process for requesting replacement military medals varies depending on the service branch and when the veteran served. The National Personnel Records Center's website provides helpful information on submitting requests for the replacement of lost military service medals, decorations, and awards.
No. You do not have to be a citizen, but you do have to serve in the U.S. military. In addition, there have been at least 764 foreign-born Recipients, and not all of them chose to become citizens. Ireland and Germany are the most common non-U.S. birth locations.
Yes. The Recipients receive a special monthly pension, travel on military aircraft on space-available basis, have access to base commissaries, and are guaranteed burial at Arlington National Cemetery and admittance for their children to the military service academies. Some states offer special license plates and tax benefits.
We created Vintage Cash Cow to give people a fast, free and easy way to sell old trophies and medals. We buy all sorts of fascinating old things from people all over the UK. At Vintage Cash Cow, our expert appraisers have years and years of experience with vintage and antique items - we even have a dedicated medal and militaria specialist called Steve.
Steve Childs, our medals and militaria specialist. We can easily identify your medals and give you an immediate cash payment when you decide to sell. Our free service was established to help people be savvier about what they are selling. Our service is also set up to be super simple. Here's how it works: Sign up to receive an info pack - this includes all sorts of extra information as well as some handy Freepost stickers. Send off the items you'd like to turn into nice little piles of cash. Our team of experts will value your items and then make you an offer for the lot. If you like our offer (and we think you will!), you can be paid that day via bank transfer or in a few days by cheque. Don't like our offer No problem, we'll simply send your stuff back (for free, of course).
The DeCA operates 240 commissaries, including those overseas. Check out its website, Commissaries.com. This site offers rewards cards, coupons, online ordering, curbside pickup, savings, sales events in communities for Guard/reserve members and more.
Awarded to any resident or former resident of the State of NJ who was a resident of this State at the time of entry into active military service or who has been a resident of this State for at least 20 years in the aggregate, honorably discharged, and served in the organized militia or in federal military service on active duty in a combat theater of operations during a time of war.
The president and members of the House and Senate give out a number of awards to citizens or members of the military. In addition, senators themselves are often recipients of awards and honors. This page provides links to information about these awards and to lists of award recipients
Currently the Mercury Shop offers a number of Miniature Medals and Miniature Bars for purchase. Our collection includes Canadian Military Medals, UK Medals, US Medals, World War and Korean War Medals, as well as a number of non-military issued medals.
If we do not currently have the item you are looking for, please email us at email@example.com to inquire about ordering the medals you need. Please keep in mind that special order medals may take 2-4 weeks to receive in, this does not include the time required for mounting if it is required.
Undress Ribbons are not included with the mounting of medals. If you need an undress ribbon bar please contact the shop with details or let us know when you drop your medals off to us.
Miniature Medals mounting can be ordered online.If you require full size medals to be mounted, or are having additional minis added to an existing mount, please drop them off in person at the Mercury Shop, or contact us if you would like to have them shipped to us.
Medals take up to 2 weeks to mount provided the Mercury Shop has all the items in stock. If you have dropped your medals off in person you will be contacted by phone to say when they are ready. Online orders will have a tracking number sent when the medals are being shipped.
Unlike coins, which enter circulation in large numbers, medals do not circulate and are generally unique to an individual. When different versions of the same medal exist, the ribbons, bars or clasps accompanying them are of great importance because they can help to identify the exact recipient. 59ce067264