SSC-Natick Press Release
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Natick, MA 01760-5012
Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
Date: January 14, 2005
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; or visit our website:
will research the request and determine if medals were previously issued from
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
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.