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U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340
amssb-opa@natick.army.mil

Date: January 14, 2005
No: 05-01

Medal replacement offered to hurricane victims

PHILADELPHIA -- Florida veterans who lost their Army medals and decorations because of the hurricanes and flooding last fall will be able to have them replaced for free by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Clothing and Heraldry Product Support Integration Directorate here.

To receive "replacement" medals that were originally issued from our office, please have the veteran provide his or her full name, award request number (if available), service or Social Security number, and current address for shipment of the medals to: US Army TACOM, Clothing and Heraldry PSID, PO Box 57997, Philadelphia, PA 19111-7997 or email: jodi.franklin@dla.mil  or denise.marsico@dla.mil ; or visit our website: http://veteranmedals.army.mil. We will research the request and determine if medals were previously issued from this office.

Since military records are not maintained at this office, veterans must have already applied for their medals through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, and an approved authorization form must be in our files in order for us to re-issue a replacement set of medals.

If we do not have a record of issuing medals to veterans in our system, they can still apply for their first set of medals by contacting the National Personnel Records Center online at www.vetrecs.archives.gov http://www.vetrecs.archives.gov or www.nara.gov  or by mailing a copy of a DD 214 to: National Personnel Records Center, Medals Section (NRPMA-M), 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100.

Upon verification of the authorization, we will ship a free replacement set of medals to the veteran.

Although the medals may be a small replacement of their personal belongings, they represent a symbol of pride and accomplishment to veterans. It is our pleasure to be able to recognize them for their service to our country and to provide their medals to them so they may always have them to cherish.

Please provide this information to the veterans in your jurisdiction and the veteran services offices throughout your community.
 


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