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The "Ruptured Duck"
Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin


1. Complete this form in full. ( Click here to email if you have any technical problems sending this Application Form after you have completed it )

2. Click the button at the bottom of this completed form to email it to The War Library, along with a copy of your or the veteran's DD-214, WD AGO 53-55, NA Form 13038, NAVPERS 553, NGB 22, or you can Print and mail this form and the required documents to the Library's mailing address below.

Do Not Hilite, Underline, Circle, Colorize
Or Mark In Any Way The DD-214
Or Other Military Document Photocopy
You Will Be Sending.

Recipient's LAST Name:
MIDDLE name:
Title (Must appear on military documentation):Jr Sr II III IV

Is this veteran currently living, deceased or KIA:

Rank Title (Please Do Not Abbreviate):

Service Branch:

Month/Day/Year you entered military service (Example: 10/31/1955) (For some this may be the date you swore the Oath but entered on a later date):

Month/Day/Year discharged from uniformed military service (Example: 09/26/1984) DO NOT enter the date your military obligation ended:


  • Enter the veteran's FIRST FOUR DIGITS ONLY (Do Not enter any alphabet letters. Numbers only.) 
  • Enter the SECOND FOUR (or remaining) DIGITS ONLY  

  • I have not moved. My current address info is on file from a previous application


    Your full and complete contact email address:

    If you are sending a Check or Money Order please indicate:

    • I will mail a Check along with my application and documentation. The Library will receive my envelope within 10 days from today.
    • I will mail a money order along with my application and documentation. The Library will receive my envelope within 10 days from today.

    CHARGE or DEBIT CARD applicants:

    -- My current Card information is already on file from a previous Application

    If your Card information is not on file, please Complete the following...

    This section for Charge Card and Debit Card applicants. If you are sending a Check or Money Order please skips this section:

    Your Name as it appears on your charge or check debit card:

    Payment Method
      Check Debit
      American Express
      Diners Club
      Carte Blanche

    Card number:
    Expiration Date
    Card Verification Number (CVV Code) (See below)
    American Express: 4 digits on front of card
    All other cards, 3 digits on back

    After printing this form for mailing, please sign here:

    International shipping cost (U.S. veteran living outside the United States, please add the shipping cost you were quoted...

    TOTAL ADMIN PROCESSING/DELIVERY Choose one of the following...:

  • Lapel Pin Only $19.65 (shipping included)
  • Certificate Only [.pdf] (by email) $7.50
  • Certificate Only $26.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate & Pin $36.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate & Wallet Card $32.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate & Pin & Wallet Card $42.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate in Bond Enclosure $31.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate in Bond Enclosure & Pin $41.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate in Bond Enclosure & Wallet Card $31.60 (shipping included)
  • Certificate in Bond Enclosure & Pin & Wallet Card $47.60 (shipping included)


  • No, I do not want the pocket-size DD-214.
  • $6.00 -- Yes, if a pocket-size, laminated DD-214 can be made, please INCLUDE one.


    Would you like an archive (black&white) copy of the Certificate you are applying for to be mailed from the Records Chief directly to your Commanding Officer -or- to your Employer -or- to your School Administrator for inclusion into your permanent personnel file jacket?
    (Fee: $3.50) Available only when a published certificate is requested. Not available with emailed certificates.

  • No.
  • Yes, please mail an embossed, B&W copy of my Certificate to the following person and address:
  • Official's name
    Official's Title
    Official's Agency Name (name of unit, vessel, office, school, etc.)
    City, State, Zip

    Would you like a published copy of My Military Medal Last Will And Testament?

  • Yes, please include a Medal Will for a male heir of my medals and add $4.00 to my total
  • Yes, please include a Medal Will for a female heir of my medals and add $4.00 to my total
  • No, I will obtain the free jpg copy

  • Would you like to track your package through the United States Post Office after it has been shipped (for twenty [.20] cents extra)?

  • Yes, add 20 cents to my total
  • No, I don't want to track my package

  • Click Here if you are a Prior Applicant who's DD-214 is on file
    New Applicants Click Here

    Your Application Form is now complete. After clicking the button below to send this Form you will soon receive a confirmation email containing final instructions on which items, if any, are needed to fulfill your request. Your DD-214 can be mailed or emailed. (Non-personalized items such as hardwear may be exchanged or returned within ten days of delivery. Name-Personalized items such as Certificates that are produced uniquely for a recipient may not be exchanged or returned.)

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    The American War Library
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    Virginia Building 319
    Long Beach CA 90805-7549
    Phone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
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