Veteran Awards

What is the Veterans' Awards Program?

The Missouri Veterans Recognition Program traces its roots to an April 23, 1919 Act of the Missouri General Assembly. This act authorized the Missouri National Guard Adjutant General to procure and present, as a token of the appreciation of the state, a medal to each member of the National Guard of Missouri who served with a Missouri unit and Veterans who served in the armed forces during the Spanish American War, Mexican Border Service or World War I.

World War I - U.S. Forces Medal & National Guard Missouri Medal - The awards consist of a medal only and are the original medal that was struck back in the early 1920's and not a reproduction. We cannot guarantee the condition or quality of the medals or packaging. This program is currently "as is" on a "first come" bases until the supply is exhausted.
Veterans Recognition Office will determine eligibility by use of the Secretary of State's digitized Soldiers War Records of World War I database. If we are unable to verify, the applicant will be required to provide proof
(I.e. copies of military records, official documents, county records, obituaries, newspaper clippings, etc)
**There are approximately 1,100 US Forces and 400 NGMO Medals,
This medal program will end when the supply is exhausted**

 

The World War II awards program was announced in 2000, allowing every Missouri Veteran and spouses of deceased Veterans who honorably served during the period of Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946, to apply for the award. World War II veterans who participated in the D-Day invasion of Europe are also eligible to receive a replica of the Jubilee of Liberty medal to date; more than approx. 46,497 WWII awards have been presented.

In the 2003 legislative session, the Korean War Medallion was added; to date approx.17,836 awards have been presented.

In the 2006 legislative session, the Vietnam War Medallion was added; to date approx. 29,020 awards have been presented.

WWII, Korea and Vietnam award programs consist of a medal, medallion, and certificate.
Jubilee of Liberty consist of a medal and certificate

Who May Apply for the Awards?

Veterans, spouses of veterans, or the eldest living survivor of veterans who meet the eligibility requirements below:

World War I Award
Eligibility Requirements
World War II Award
Eligibility Requirements
Korean War Award
Eligibility Requirements
Vietnam War Award
Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements: U.S. Forces Medal.

-Veteran must have served on active duty in the United States military service between 6 April 1917 and 11 November 1918.

-Veteran was a legal resident of Missouri when he or she entered military service.
-Veteran received an honorable discharge.
-The War medallion, medal, and certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such veteran served within the United States or in a foreign country.

Eligibility Requirement: National Guard Missouri Medal.


-Member of the National Guard Missouri who served on active duty in the United States military service between 5 August 1917 and 11 November 1918.
-Veteran was a legal resident of Missouri when he or she entered military service.
-Veteran received an honorable discharge.
-The War medallion, medal, and certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such
veteran served within the United States or in a foreign country.

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-Veteran served on active duty in the United States military at any time during the period of December 7, 1941 to December 30, 1946

-Veteran was honorably separated or discharged from military service, is still in active service in honorable status, or was in active service in honorable status at the time of death

-Veteran is a legal resident of Missouri at the time of application, or was a legal resident at the time he or she entered or was discharged from military service or at the time of his or her death.

-The World War II medal, medallion, and certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such veteran served within the United States or a foreign country

Jubilee of Liberty:

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Veteran must meet above requirements and must have participated in the Normandy Invasion in France during the period of June 6, 1944 to September 30, 1944.

 

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-Veteran served on active duty in the United States military at any time during the period of June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

-Veteran was honorably separated or discharged from military service, is still in active service in honorable status, or was in active service in honorable status at the time of death

-Veteran is a legal resident of Missouri at the time of application, or was a legal resident at the time he or she entered or was discharged from military service or at the time of his or her death.

-The Korean War medal, medallion, and certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such veteran served within the United States or a foreign country.

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-Veteran served on active duty in the United States military at any time during the period of February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

-Veteran was honorably separated or discharged from military service, is still in active service in honorable status,or was in active service in honorable status at the time of death

-Veteran is a legal resident of Missouri at the time of application, or was a legal resident at the time he or she entered or was discharged from military service or at the time of his or her death.

-The Vietnam War medal, medallion, and certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such veteran served within the United States or a foreign country.

 

 

 

  

 

How do I Apply for the Awards?

US Forces World War I Medal application

National Guard Missouri World War I Medal application

Mail or Fax to:

Office of the Adjutant General
ATTN: Veterans Awards
P.O. Box 1808
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Fax: (573) 638-9566
Phone: (573) 638-9561
Toll Free: 866-834-3431

 

World War II, Korea & Vietnam Awards Application


Download, print and complete the application
**REMEMBER** to include documentation of service

Mail or Fax application to:
Office of the Adjutant General
ATTN: Veterans Awards
P.O. Box 1808
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Fax: (573) 638-9566
Phone: (573) 638-9561
Toll Free: 866-834-3431


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