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POW-MIA Service Medal

Eligibility:

The New Jersey POW-MIA Service Medal

Presented by the State of New Jersey for individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces in a combat theater of operations during time of war or emergency, was taken prisoner and held captive and/or listed as missing in action.

Criteria:

For posthumous awards, the surviving spouse or immediate family member of any resident of the State meeting the above requirements for a medal and who was killed while on active duty or died after receiving an honorable discharge from the armed forces may apply for a posthumous awarding of the medal.

Request must include copy of the veteran’s death certificate and proof of relationship as father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, brother or sister. (Proof may be copies of birth, marriage, baptismal certificates which clearly show relationship, or notarized certificate.)

How to Apply

Individuals applying for the award must mail a completed Application for Award / Program form or a similar request in writing along with a copy of the service members WD Form 53 or DD Form 214 (Separation from Active Duty) attesting to the fact that an Honorable Discharge was granted.

Proof of POW or MIA status is also required.

Note: No person shall be entitled to more than one award of the medal.

All Requests should be mailed to: NJ Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs ATTN: DVS-VBB(Medals) PO Box 340 Trenton, NJ 08625-0340

Additional Information

For additional information about this service medal, you can contact the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs using one of the methods below.

Telephone & Fax

Telephone: (609) 530-6868/7035 Fax: (609) 530-6970

Contact Form

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