Plank Owner (Commissioning Crew)
and Plank Preserver (Decommissioning Crew)
Navy, Coast Guard, Army Seaman of all Nations
You have four display types to choose from: Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
Heavy Bond Enclosure
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the followind:
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:
Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.
Processing and Delivery
|Style||Admin||Shipping||Total||Full Color .PDF (Printable)||$7.50||Emailed||$7.50||Published Document only (Full Color)||$14.00||$12.60 USPS||$26.60||Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)||$19.00||$12.60 USPS||$31.60||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).
Records Chief (REC-AMW)
The American War Library
817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
Long Beach CA 90805-7549
Click here for answers to common questionsEmail: Plank Owner Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
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The Plank Owner honor is bestowed upon the original crewmembers of a newly commissioned or re-commissioned vessel. The Plank Preserve honor is bestowed upon the members of a vessel's decommissioning crew.