Next-of-Kin Lapel Pin
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Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Displayed: Air Force.
All Five (Wartime) Service Branches, Army, Coast Guard,
Marine and Navy are Applicable.
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy
Documentation of relationship is required:
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
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||$11.60||$25.60||Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)||$19.00||$11.60||$30.60||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).
Next-of-Kin Lapel Pin Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Next-of-Kin Lapel Pin
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The NKLB (otherwise known as the Lapel Button, Next of Kin of deceased personnel) is provided to widows and widowers, parents, and primary next of kin of Service members who lost their lives while serving on active duty or while assigned in Reserve or National Guard units in a drill status.
Recipients include widow or widower, parents, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brother, half-brother, sister, and half-sister of a Service member who lost his or her life while on active duty. The term "widow or widower" includes those who have since remarried, and the term "parents" includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis.
Casualty area commands will stock NKLBs and ensure that survivor assistance officers issue them to eligible next of kin. Normally, delivery should not be made before the first visit to the primary next of kin following internment or inurnment.