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Legion Post urges veterans to send for Certificate
The Commander of American Legion Post 61 is urging all veterans of the Armed Services to send for their Cold War Recognition Certificate.
Commander James Baker said the Certificate honoring the servicemen and women and federal employees for their contributions in ending the Cold War was long overdue. " They helped win the 'War That Never Was' by training to be the best. It's time they were recognized for their contribution."
All members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991, are eligible for Cold War Recognition Certificates. To get your certificate, send a letter confirming your discharge from the Armed Services was Honorable or if you were an eligible federal civilian employee, that the character of your service was honorable. You must include documents for proof of service. Any official government or military document with recipient's name, Social Security Number/Military Service Number/Foreign Service Number and date of service is acceptable. (Send only copies. These documents will not be returned.)
Mail or fax your letter with proof of eligibility to: Cold War Recognition, 4035 Ridge Top Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-7445; FAX: 1-800-723-9262.
You can also request the Certificate online at: http://coldwar.army.mil/default.htm. Simply, fill out the request form and mail or fax you proof of service to: Cold War Recognition, 4035 Ridge Top Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-7445; Fax: 1-800-723-9262.