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Cold War Recogntion Award
February 5, 2018



Did you know that Congress created the Cold War Recognition certificate to honor those who served in the Armed Forces or as a Federal government civilian during the Cold War era, September 2, 1945 – December 26, 1991? All honorably discharged veterans who served at least one day during the time period is eligible to receive the Cold War Recognition certificate.


Proof of Service


Before you apply for the award, you will need a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member-4) Copy that must accompany your application.  You may also use the WD AGO Form 53-55 which is the War Department Separation Document, or an Oath of Office provided by Military personnel or a letter of appointment.  Qualifying civilian service can be proven with a Standard Form 50, the Notification of Personnel Action, or with Standard Form 2809, the Health Benefits Registration Form.

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