|This page contains information useful for
all veterans but will be tailored to the specific
needs of the 2nd Battalion 60th Infantry veteran.
The following article appeared in the Fort Stewart, GA, Retiree Bulletin, April 1998.
Veterans Entitled to Replacement
Set of Medals
|All honorably discharged veterans are entitled to a onetime, free of charge replacement set of their authorized medals and ribbons from the U.S. Government. Submit your request in writing to:|
U.S. Army Reserve
|The request must contain the veteran's full
name, service or social security number,
branch of service, and dates of service (approximate dates are okay)
Also, the request must be signed by the veteran, if deceased, the veteran's next of kin can sign the request on his/her behalf. Ensure the information on the request is clear and easy to read. It is helpful to attach a copy of the Discharge Certificate to the request but, this is not required. It is best to use Standard Form 180 (Request Pertaining to Military Records) to send request if possible. You may download Standard Form 180 from this web site:
See the following web site for specific information on how to file:
Go to the following web site to obtain information
on Veterans Preference Information:
|Copies of most military and medical records
on file at NPRC(MPR), including the DD
Form 214, Report of Separation (or equivalent), can be made available upon request.
Veterans and next-of-kin of deceased veterans have the same rights to full access to the
record. Next-of-kin are the unremarried widow or widower, son or daughter, father or
mother, brother or sister of the deceased veteran.
Form (SF) 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, although not
mandatory, is the recommended method to send a request for military service
information. This form captures all the necessary information to locate a record.
You may download Standard Form 180 from this web site:
Below is the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Benefits for Veterans 1998 Edition booklet Table of Contents. The booklet is an excellent reference guide for all of your Federal Veterans Benefits. To download the complete guide in Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format or MS Word format or to see some benefits explained in more detail click on the hyperlink or the VA logo below. We are providing the table of contents so that you can determine whether the booklet will be beneficial to you before downloading.
1. Benefit Programs for Veterans 4
2. Benefits for Survivors 29
3. Health-Care Benefits 34
4 . Women Veterans 43
5. Homeless Veterans 43
6. Overseas Benefits 44
7. Benefits for Special Groups 45
8. Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization 46
9. Other Federal Benefits 47
10. Appeals 58
11. Tables 60-64
12. Where to Go for Help 65
13. VA Facilities 6614. Index 86
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