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I Want To Know All of the
Military Medals and Awards
I am Authorized
(Email me my Form 201A Award Report)


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BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THE APPLICATION BELOW, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THIS SPECIAL NOTICE (3 IMPORTANT ITEMS)


SECTION 1

VETERAN'S Last Name as it appears on the Report of Separation:
First Name as it appears on the Report of Separation:
Middle Name as it appears on the Report of Separation:
(Leave blank if None)

Title (Do NOT include if not on Report of Separation): Jr Sr II III IV


Highest Rank

Example: A1C, SGT, CPT, PO3C, SP4, T/5, PFC, 1LT, etc.
Do NOT enter your 'O-', 'E-' or 'W-' paygrade.
Do NOT enter your MOS job title.
And USN and USCG should NOT enter your Rating.

Rank only!:


Contact Person Name (If Applicable)

If you are NOT the veteran listed above, please provide your First and Last name ( DO NOT DELETE 'c/o' from the box ):


SECTION 2A - CONTACT INFO

Address:
City:
State:
Enter your Zip or City Code:

Phone Number (NO DASHES OR SPACES:


SECTION 2B - SERIAL / SERVICE NUMBER (SN)

NOTE: If you entered the military BEFORE July 1969 you will enter that SN below. If you entered the military AFTER July 1969 your SN is your Social Security number (SSN). In either case you will be entering the FIRST EIGHT DIGITS ONLY...NUMERALS ONLY... NO LETTERS, NO SPACES, NO DASHES. You will not enter the last digit of the SSN number.

  • Enter the veteran's FIRST FOUR DIGITS ONLY  
  • Enter the SECOND FOUR (or remaining) DIGITS ONLY  


    SECTION 3

    Is this veteran currently living, deceased or KIA:
      LIVING
      DECEASED
      KILLED IN ACTION


    Did this veteran serve anywhere overseas: YES | NO

    If there was no overseas service please Click HERE for Section Four...

    OVERSEAS COUNTRY #1

    I/this veteran served overseas in the following country or war zone:

    The date I/this veteran began service in the above country or war zone (Example: 10/31/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    The date I/this veteran ended service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 01/22/1956 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    OVERSEAS COUNTRY #2

    I/this veteran served overseas in the following country or war zone:

    The date I/this veteran began service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 10/31/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    The date I/this veteran ended service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 02/22/1956 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    OVERSEAS COUNTRY #3

    I/this veteran served overseas in the following country or war zone:

    The date I/this veteran began service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 10/31/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    The date I/this veteran ended service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 01/22/1956 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    OVERSEAS COUNTRY #4

    I/this veteran served overseas in the following country or war zone:

    The date I/this veteran began service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 10/31/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    The date I/this veteran ended service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 01/22/1956 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    OVERSEAS COUNTRY #5

    I/this veteran served overseas in the following country or war zone:

    The date I/this veteran began service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 10/31/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)

    The date I/this veteran ended service in the above country or war zone:
    (Example: 01/22/1956 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]):
    (Month/Day/Year)


    SECTION 4

      SERVICE BRANCH:

      Air Force (USAF Airman)
      Army (USA Soldier)
      Coast Guard (USCG Cutterman)
      Marine Corps (USMC Marine)
      Navy (USN Sailor)
      JOB STATUS:

      Non-military: Civilian
      Non-military: Merchant Marine (USMM Mariner)

    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE DATES

    Month/Day/Year of first INDUCTION (This date is listed on your first (or only) DD-214 or Report of Separation) (Example: 09/31/1955) :

    Month/Day/Year you DISCHARGED from ACTIVE DUTY (This date is listed on your final DD-214 or Report of Separation) (Example: 10/26/1984) :


    Skip this Section if Not Applicable
    PRIOR SERVICE,
    RESERVE OR NATL GUARD DUTY SERVICE DATES

    This section is for Service Dates BEFORE the ACTIVE DUTY entry and discharge dates listed on your DD-214 or Report of Separation

    Did you serve Active, Reserve or National Guard BEFORE the entry date listed on your DD-214? If yes, what was the Month/Day/Year you entered (Example: 09/31/1955):

    What was the Month/Day/Year you ended the above service (Example: 10/26/1984):


    Skip this Section if Not Applicable
    POST SERVICE,
    RESERVE OR NATL GUARD DUTY SERVICE DATES

    This section is for Service Dates AFTER the ACTIVE DUTY entry and discharge dates listed on your DD-214 or Report of Separation

    Did you serve Active, Reserve or National Guard AFTER the entry date listed on your DD-214? If yes, what was the Month/Day/Year you entered (Example: 09/31/1955):

    What was the Month/Day/Year you ended the above service (Example: 10/26/1984):


    SECTION 5
    Units that you served with -Or- Vessels that you served on
  • Do NOT enter the State or Country where the unit or vessel is located
  • Do NOT enter the name of the Installation where the unit or vessel is based
  • 1. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    2. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    3. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    4. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    5. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    6. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    7. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel

    8. Vessel or Unit Name (Do Not Abbreviate):

    Example: 07/25/1955 [ use ten characters that include slashes ]
    (Month/Day/Year) Date arrived at this unit/vessel
    (Month/Day/Year) Date left this unit/vessel


    SECTION 6
    NAME OF EVERY BASE / FORT / CAMP / FIELD STATION / FACILITY
    or INSTALLATION WHERE YOUR BOOTS WERE ON THE GROUND...

      > Do NOT abbreviate the installation name
      > Do NOT include the State or Country where an installation is located
      > Do NOT list a unit or vessel name

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    SECTION 7 - EMAIL

    Please provide an email address where your Award Report will be emailed to:


    SECTION 8

    OPTIONAL: If you have a Facebook Page, either type or cut-and-paste your FULL Facebook website address:


    OPTIONAL: Please briefly state any comments:


    SECTION 9

    Please indicate if you will be emailing or mailing an unaltered copy of your Form DD214 (or Form 53-55, Form 53-98, etc)...

  • EMAIL: AFTER I receive an email from The War Library acknowledging receipt of this application form I will be EMAILING a scanned, unaltered JPG (or GIF) copy of my/the veteran's DD-214 (Report of Separation) and/or other documents to amerwar@amervets.com to have my 201-A Report emailed to me. (Do not email a photo taken by a camera. We advise against emailing a PDF scan because some pdf versions are not universally readable. Email a jpg, bmp, gif or other picture format scan.)

  • MAIL: AFTER I receive an email from The War Library acknowledging receipt of this application form I will be MAILING within 24 hours a copy of my/the veteran's unaltered Form DD214 (or Form 53-55, Form 53-98, etc) [Report of Separation] and/or other documents ALONG WITH THREE DOLLARS ($3.00) CASH (NO CHECKS) for the Library to SCAN my DD-214. (DO NOT SEND MAIL that requires a signature or it will be returned. If you desire delivery confirmation use USPS Tracking to monitor your outgoing mail online.) DO NOT SEND $3.00 IN CASH IF YOU ARE EMAILING A COPY OF YOUR DD-214 OR REPORT OF SEPARATION
  • MAILING ADDRESS: The American War Library
    817 East Via Carmelitos
    Virginia Building 319
    Long Beach CA 90805-7549.


    APPLICATIONS ARE REJECTED ONLY BECAUSE THE APPLICANT REFUSED TO READ OR FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.
    Before you click the yellow button below, please take a moment to go back and make sure that you used the correct format for entering dates, bases and units to avoid receiving an automatic rejection if you did not follow instructions.

    Please lower your mouse then wait a moment for your info to be transmitted to The War Library... and you are DONE.


    SPECIAL NOTICE

    1/3. Because your application is initially processed by AI software, all dates must be ten characters (including slashes). Month/Day/Year examples are:

    • 10/22/1865
    • 11/06/1941
    • 01/15/1983
    • 12/00/2003    (the month and year is known, but the date is not)
    • 00/00/1914    (the year is known, but the month and date are not)

    2/3. Because this is a FREE service to all, there is NO TELEPHONE support (except for War Library subscribers). If you are not a subscriber but you have questions about the 201A Award Report service you must use EMAIL ONLY to submit your question(s) to The War Library. If you wish to speak to someone you can telephone or visit any Veteran Service Officer (VSO) at any Veterans Administration facility... Or telephone 1-800-827-1000.


    3/3. DO NOT use ALL UPPERCASE letters. Please use Capital Letters only when appropriate as when normally typing Ranks, Units, Bases, Countries, Addresses and Names. (For example: Smith, and not smith or SMITH)

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    To operate this as a free service your application form is initially 'read' by a computer. This computer requires the correct capitalization for names, addresses, units, etc., in order to provide accurate information to a human reader who finalizes your Award Report. Your application form will be rejected if you do not use capital letters when appropriate, or if you use all lowercase or all uppercase letters. Click here to go back to the beginning