Dog tags, which are primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers during a war, carry an emotional connection for many soldiers and veterans. During the nineteenth century, soldiers in the military would pin paper notes with their name and home address to their coats or stitched identification into their bags or belts. […]
Army Retirement Medal
United States Army Officers receive ribbons upon entering into the United States Army, but not upon leaving; however, one officer is looking to honor veterans across their lifespan. On April 10th, 1981 the Secretary of the Army established the Army Service Ribbon, which is awarded to members of the United States Army, Army Reserve, and […]
What Military Awards Do I Have That Aren’t On My DD214?
A lot of people have come up to me and asked about medals and ribbons that they may have earned during their service that aren’t on their paperwork. Thank goodness they do. First, I always say, listen, keep it pure – what is on your DD214 is what you should have mounted in your shadowbox. […]