Military Medal Return Bill Locates Veterans and Provides them the Awards They Have Earned but Never Seen.

Military Medal Return Bill Locates Veterans and Provides them the Awards They Have Earned but Never Seen.

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In Blue Springs Missouri, Veterans are being shown a level of respect and gratitude that is hard to find in the rest of the United States. Thanks to a new law, officials are locating men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and making sure that they are given every medal and award that they were eligible for or earned in service to the United States Military. Many of the awards have been lost in old safe deposit boxes, or never ever awarded to the veteran who earned them.

The Military Medal Return Bill gives the state the ability to publish the names of every veteran that was awarded or eligible for certain military medals and awards. Now anyone can find out what awards a Veteran in their family has earned, even if they were never awarded those medals.

It is very exciting to see our Veterans being awarded that which they have well earned. At Medals of America, one of our top priorities is to provide veterans with the appreciation and gratitude that they deserve. In the past we have fought for the rights and honor of those who have proudly served our country. Now we even offer the chance for all Veterans to find the exact award that they are eligible for, and where to find them.

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  1. Robert Warren at 10:25 am
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    I served in the Air Force in Viet Nam from Sept. 1970 to June 1972. I have heard over the years that there were various awards, or medals, or attachments that I could use or wear. But none of them are mentioned on my DD 214. Does anyone know of any info about this?

    • USMC vet at 11:10 pm
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      I was in a similar situation. I knew I was eligible for the good conduct and the navy / marine overseas ribbon, but never received them. I sent copies of my DD214 and copies of pages of my SRB that showed my duty stations and times of service to USMC headquarters and USN headquarters requesting the awards. Months and months later I received letters telling me that the USN would not approve the awards unless the USMC did first. Letter from the USMC saying they would not approve the awards unless the USN did first. So, I went to my congressman and presented copies of all the paperwork I’d sent before. Thanks to my congressman I’ve received the Good Conduct Medal and the Navy/Marine Overseas Ribbon.

  2. Bob Williams at 11:44 am
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    How do we find out what medals we were awarded besides the one's on our DD-214? My good conduct medal was not on my DD-214, but i have an offical document awarding it to me. Also, I've been told by a fellow shipmate that our ship, the USS New Orleans (LPH-11) was awarded medals after i was discharged for actions we did while i was aboard. We did two WESPACS, sweep the mines out of Haiphong harbor (Operation End Sweep) in 1973 and two SkyLab recovery missions.

    I also want to thank you for the great quality of the products i have purchased from you. The medals, challenge coins and ball cap i purchased are awesome. Thank you!

    • medalsofamerica at 10:03 am
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      Give us a call. Our military awards specialists study what's available, and it changes daily. 1-800-308-0849

  3. Howard Saeger at 8:07 pm
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    I was wounded in combat in Korea 1952. Was shelled while climbing into 2&1/2 ton truck, riding shotgun to protect driver. Shea landed about 3 feet from me, I saw it drive into the road under the truck, and exploding, hitting me with dirt and shatrel. Cut my nose. I did not know I was hit, until, an officer stop me. Saying I was wounded and call medic, he told me if he had men like me, he could win this war, and he was putting me up for the silver star,for the act ion I,d did. I was sent back to 25th e-vak, in soul for medical treatment. Was treated, given 3 day RR in Soul. I had no money just a new set of clothing, anew M1 rifle, duffle bag with the other items. Web belt first aid, canteen .The envelope with papers for my CO.Tdid not knw were to go, do in soul, where to stayand no money.A jeep with 2 MP, riding ,I flaged down, they looked a the papers, and told me I had 3 days little RR. I could ride with them, stay in there barickes at night. I did not need any money. They showed me the town, the wrong side, off limit place they had to check each night. So I spent two days and two night with them. the Fhird day I had them drop me off at my div.,headquarts, There a Sgt. told me to get out of Korea ,I was classified as a desearter, could be shoot by our men as well as the enemy. I did not leave korea, I found my way to the train depot, took the train they said would take me north to my outfit section, The train took all day to the end of track, were, I got off. There was a jeep with drive and Lt. The officer look at the papers, then he sluated me. I thought someone made an errow on my rank, in the file and boys was I in trouble, they well shoot me for sure .We went back to there unit, were I was taken to the CO, office. He saw the paper and sulated me, I became scared as hell, went to supper with the offices, all of them stood up and sulsted me. I coud not hardy eat from the thought of what was going to happen to me over this rank. When we got through eating, and back at the CO office. I mustered up the nerve, to ask the CO. what rank was on the files. He told me privat, so I ask why the salute. He said I had it coming as a wounded from the front lines. I sleep in the offices tent and ate with them. the morning train arrived I went back to Soul, got on the other train going northwest, to end of track. Got of there in the middle of no were, started walking the road west to find the 189th head quarts my unit.It was dark by the time I found the main gate. There was a guard at the gate I did not trust him, he might shoot me ,before I could I,d myself to him. So I climbed through the braid wire and tin cans, not making a sound carring all my gear and rifle. In order to get past the roaming guard, to the officer tent were I would I,d myself to the Lt, I know ,would not shot me.This I did. He took me to the supplie tent told the Sgt there to let me sleep in his bunk, and I,d better be ok in the morning for rollcall. Next morning I feel out taking my place . Was put back to duty,no thanks or go to hell, just the useall shit. I was put up twice for general court marrshall, placed under arrest and a MP as my guard for several days. being told I would be shoot by fireing squad.Only to be put back on duity, on thank or go to hell. No why or ho ,charged me with, a charge.I did not get my purple heart for lose of blood in combat, or the silverstar. It took me 42 years to grt the treatment, and benefits. But he government wont pay me back benefit Do me. There more , but I well close. Wish you a Merry Kris. and Happy New Year. H. Saeger

  4. John Mauldin at 5:31 pm
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    What government entity passed this law – city, county or state? I would like to contact them.

    Thank you!

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