Missouri Veterans Recognition War Medallion 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.  The WWII awards program was announced in 2000, followed by Korea 2003, Vietnam in 2006 and two new programs, Operation Desert Shield/Storm & Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn were approved by Senate Bill 600 in 2014.
 
US Forces & National Guard Missouri World War I Medals are currently available for descendants of WWI veterans –  award consist of the original 1920 medal only, we cannot guarantee condition or quality of medals or packaging, this program is “as is” on a “first come” bases until supply is exhausted.  Eligibility determined by use of the Secretary of State’s digitized Soldiers War Records. 
 
The following are pictures of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom medals, who may apply and the eligibility requirements:
 
World War II Awards
Jubilee of Liberty

World War II & Jubilee of Liberty

07 December 1941 - 31 December 1946
(Jubilee, 6 Jun 44 - 30 Sep 44)
At Battle of Normandy

 
Korean War Awards
 
Korea
 
27 June 1950 - 31 January 1955
Vietnam War Award
 
Vietnam
 
28 February 1961 - 7 May 1974

 
 
 
Desert Storm/Shield
 
07 August 1990- 07 June 1991
 


Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn
 
19 March 2003 - 15 December 2011
 
Veteran, surviving spouse or the oldest living survivor of a deceasedveteran, may apply for recognition if the veteran meets the eligibility requirements:
 
  • Served on Active Duty in the United States Military during the stated conflict date(s)
  • Be a legal resident of Missouri, either
    • at the time of application
    • at the time he/she entered or discharged from military service
    • at the time of his/her death
    • or served in a unit of the Missouri National Guard regardless of Missouri residency
  • Received an honorable discharge, or still active in an honorable status
The War medallion, medal and certificate shall be awarded regardless if the veteran served within the United States or in a foreign county. 
 
How do I apply for an award?
 

Mail
Office of the Adjutant General
ATTN: Veterans Awards
P.O. Box 1808
Jefferson City, Missouri  65102
FAX: (573) 638-9566
Toll Free: (866) 834-3431