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Eligibility:  Presented by the State of New Jersey for military service in Korea, Japan, or the contiguous waters or airspace thereof on or after June 23, 1950 and on or before January 31, 1955.

Criteria: - Current Resident of New Jersey.

- Attached to or served for one or more days with an organization participating in or directly supporting military operations; or - Attached to or served for one or more days aboard a United States Naval vessel directly supporting military operations; or - Participated as a crew member in one or more aerial flights into airspace above Korea or contiguous areas directly supporting military operations; or - Served on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days in Korea or contiguous areas, except that this time limit may be waived for persons participating in actual combat operations.

Posthumous Award:  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.

Application:  Individuals applying for the award must forward a completed NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Application for Award/Program form, or a similar request in writing along with a copy of the service members DD Form 214 (Separation from Active Duty) attesting to the fact that an Honorable Discharge was granted. 

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 

Contact Information:

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

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