I served in Iraq from Feb. 2003-June 2003. I was honorably discharged as soon as I got back, since I was stop lossed. Problem is, I never received the ribbons or medals I rated since they weren't given out until after I was discharged. I seen a SSGT that was in my unit a couple years ago doing recruiting duty and he said I rate several ribbons and medals from my service in Iraq. However, I have no idea how to update my DD-214 to reflect this. I am planning on re-enlisting into another branch here soon and would like to get that stuff squared away asap.
My wife, who is in the Navy, mentioned that she new a guy in Newport News that used a website to find out what ribbons and medals he rated. All he had to do was to print out the page that showed he rated those ribbons and bring it to admin.
Can anyone direct me to this website or possible another source for updating my records?
The National Archives has the information and forms needed to:
I was doing some genealogy research, obtained both my Grandfather's info/medals and my own via a couple of SF-180 requests. It took several months, but everything arrived in excellent condition, with appropriate attachments and engraving.
Unfortunately, at the time, I didn't know about DD Form 149. I'm probably eligible for the Kuwait issued Liberation of Kuwait medal, but I left the service before it was first issued.
I served two branches of our armed forces, the army, and the navy, 1963 to 1982.
I lost count of units, companies I was assigned
during this tenure. I know there were ribbons
awarded in each branch, both CONSUS, and overseas.
A good number were unit, or commendation awarded
to the unit I was assigned while in Vietnam with
the army, and USAREUR.
The same applies to ships, and commands I was
assigned to , while I was in the navy.
I am trying to find what medals, I was award. As
far as DD214 is concerned it dose not state all the medals, or awards. I have copies of awards
not stated in the 214.
I got copies of of all my SO s from 1963, until
1982,at least five such medals cited by various
units , and commands presented to me are not
Other than my personal copies of orders, and
the DD 214, How can find out how many, and what
medals am I permitted by law to wear?
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