Request Medals from the U.S. Army Veteran Medals Unit
How to Request Your Medals
If you are an Army Veteran or the next-of kin
(un-remarried widow, eldest child , parent,eldest sibling, eldest grandchild) of an Army veteran,
you may request a set of authorized medals and decorations by sending a written request along with a copy of the DD Form 214
or other discharge papers (if available) to :
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO. 63138
Or you can visit the National Personnel Records Center website at:
If you have never received a set of your medals before, your request will be processed free-of-charge.
If this is a replacement set, there will be a nominal fee. If you are the primary next-of-kin, only one request for medals will be honored.
After the National Personnel Records Center processes your request, they will send you a list of the medals you are authorized.
You can check the status of your request, as well as view some general information about medals and decorations, at
Download the U.S. Army Veteran Medals Unit Brochure (pdf)
About how to obtain Replacement Veteran Medals for all Services, please visit: