Friday, June 17, 2011

Military Awards and Medals, What Did You Earn

I have received some questions as to what awards a person might have earned while in the military.

Some have lost their DD-214 or believe the DD-214 might be in error, or just want to check their
own records.

Navy veterans can use this link
https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webbas01.nsf/%28vwWebPage%29/home.htm?OpenDocument

US Marines can use this link
https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MM/MA

Coast Guard can use this link
http://www.uscg.mil/medals/


For Air Force personnel and veterans you can follow this link
http://access.afpc.af.mil/AwardsDMZ/SearchAwards.aspx

US Army veterans use this link
https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/Active/tagd/awards/index.htm+

This should help you find what awards your unit or units were awarded. Some of the sites also allow
you to search for personal awards.

You will also find information about how to obtain replacement medals and ribbons.

I hope this helps anyone who is or has been searching for a list of their awards.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"


---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996