Cold War Veteran

Calling All Cold War Veterans!

Get your Cold War Recognition Certificate from Army Human Resources Command. To Commemorate your service, Medals of America designed a Commemorative Medal for you to display and wear on civilian attire. But every Cold War Veteran should apply for the Recognition Certificate. It’s neat and official. Something you can be proud of and frame. No, the gov hasn’t awarded a medal or ribbon as of yet, but you need to get this official piece of recognition. Once they wake up and let us mint one for the millions of you out there, you can frame it up next to your certificate.

IT SHOULD BE FREE! – if they make you pay for postage or something, let us know and we will put it in this article.


OPENS PDF APPLICATION: application_for-cold-war-recognition_certificate HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE HRC WEBSITE:

To apply for a certificate you must have been a U.S. government employee during the period of the Cold War. See the FAQ for full details. Follow these instructions to submit your application.

  • Fill out the application (NEW APPLICATION LINK) depending upon your current mailing address. Complete all fields that are applicable. Print the application.

  • You must certify your honorable service by signing and dating the application or your application will be rejected.

  • If you are unable to print the application you may submit a signed and dated letter containing the same information as the application.

  • You must include the phrase “I confirm my faithful and honorable service to the nation during the Cold War Era.”

  • Mail or fax the application to the Cold War Office along with your supporting document to: Commander, USAHRC Cold War Recognition Program ATTN: AHRC-PDP-A, Dept 480 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408 You may email your application to the

  • An acceptable supporting document includes any official government or military document that contains the recipient’s name, Social Security Number or Military Service Number or Foreign Service Number, and a date showing at least one day of service during the Cold War era (2 September 1945 to 26 December 1991).

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