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22 Feb 1999

DoD Cold War Recognition Certificate

Post-WW2 through Gulf War

Military and Civilian Honor

In accordance with section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, from Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991.

Requests will be accepted beginning April 5, 1999. A sample request letter will be posted here on March 29th 1999.

Beginning on April 5, 1999 you may request a Cold War Recognition Certificate if you qualify.

Who is eligible? All members of the armed forces and federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991.

Acceptable documents for proof of service. Military Service

Federal Government Civilian Personnel Service

Be prepared for April 5th. Obtain the required documents and be ready to mail or fax them in support of your request.

For more information, please travel to URL:

The American War Library

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