Cold War Era
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
All Five Service Branches, USAF, USA, USCG, USMC and USN are Applicable.
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
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Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
|Style||Admin||Shipping||Total||Full Color .PDF (Printable)||$7.50||Emailed||$7.50||Published Document only (Full Color)||$14.00||$10.50 USPS||$24.50||Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)||$19.00||$10.50 USPS||$29.50||Full Color Printable Certificates
on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Cold War Era Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
The Cold War Medal (also known as the 'grey medal') supplements the official Cold War Era Certificate which is authorized to all active, Reserve, Guard and former military personnel of all Service Branches and all Nations allied in the Cold War against the Soviet Bloc who's military service or obligation was served between 26 September 1945 under President Harry S. Truman to 31 December 1991 under President George H.W. Bush. Members of the Merchant Marine must possess a DD-214 issued by the United States Coast Guard.
Although the Cold War Medal may not be worn on the uniform of active duty military personnel, it may be worn on the uniform of all former service personnel during military Holiday's and celebratory occasions. The Cold War Medal may be displayed in shadow boxes. See the Order of Precedence for wear and display protocol.
Wearing or Displaying The Cold War Medal
The Cold War Victory Medal was designed by Nadine Russell, the Chief of Creative Heraldry at the Army's Institute of Heraldry and the designer of many campaign and service medals, including the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
A different Cold War Era medal (known as 'the white medal') was created and issued by the Louisiana National Guard. This 'white medal' has for several decades been promoted (and failed) by various private veteran's groups to be recognized as the 'official' Cold War Era medal despite it being created solely for the Louisiana National Guard, and even though the white medal is neither issued nor recognized by the National Guard Bureau. The white medal is not authorized to be worn on the Louisiana State NG uniform when a soldier is present on federal property (i.e., cannot be worn on US government military installations... such as Ft Polk, LA.)