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Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources.

Military Service Medals, Decorations and Awards

"How can I get my medals or those of my family?"

According to 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 (with some exceptions), the NPRC will verify the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forward the request along with the record's verification to the appropriate service department for issuance of the medals."

See Military Awards and Decorations for instructions and addresses for submitting requests.

Go To: https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/awards-and-decorations

  • 929.81 REC NCC OVER. Recipients of Military Service Awards 1898-2004, North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Includes the Spanish-American, World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf.

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