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I am a veteran. I found online some ribbons that I would be eligible for but are not on my DD 214. Is it legal for me to have these ribbons?

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Q. I was ordering replacement ribbons online and noticed some ribbons that, per the description, I would be eligible for but are not on my DD 214. I am a Marine Vietnam veteran. Is it legal for me to have these ribbons?

A. “It is feasible to request the ribbons,” said Veteran Services Officer Ellis Pinder for New Hanover County Social Services-Veteran Services . “Once the request is received, the Marine Corps would, however, have to review his records to determine his eligibility for the ribbons.”

Pinder said veteran requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served.

“The veteran can complete an SF 180 or write a simple letter and mail it to the address below,” said Pinder. “If the veteran has any questions or would like us to assist him in this process, please ask him to contact us at the number listed below.”

Pinder gave the following address for Marine veterans to file requests: Navy Personnel Command, Liaison Office Room 350, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138

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“I was ordering replacement ribbons on line and noticed some ribbons that per the description I would be eligible for but are not on my DD 214. I am a Marine Viet Nam veteran. Is it legal for me to have these ribbons?”

 

 

It is feasible to request the ribbons,” said Veteran Services Officer Ellis Pinder for New Hanover County Social Services-Veteran Services . “Once the request is received, the Marine Corps would, however, have to review his records to determine his eligibility for the ribbons.”

 

Pinder said veteran requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served.

 

“The veteran can complete an SF 180 or write a simple letter and mail it to the address below,” said Pinder. “If the veteran has any questions or would like us to assist him in this process, please ask him to contact us at the number listed below.”

 

Pinder gave the following address for Marine veterans to file requests: Navy Personnel Command, Liaison Office Room 350, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138

 

-          JOHN PEASPANEN

INVOICE: $20/ no mileage

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