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I guess this means that I am now a bona-fide combat veteran.

The VA already has my claim(revised) & NOD (on original decision) in process.

Since PTSD is not part of the current claim, although a back injury is,do I need to give/send the VA a copy of the three page document?

Do I need to obtain a certified DD215? Since the citations were under "combat conditions", do I need to obtain copies of the actual citations? (have only one so far)



Navy Personell Command

Retired Records Section

Pers 312D2

9700 Page Bvd.

St Louis Mo 63132-5000

Correction to DD Form 214 (on Form DD215)


Combat Action Ribbon

Navy Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Vietnam Service Medal (w/2 Bronze Stars)

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal w/Palm)

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Chuck -good for you!+

The CAR should prove combat-it is awarded for ground or surface combat-

The VSM with the two Bronze Stars means participation in two campaigns during the War.

I would make sure VA gets a copy if the DD 215 and copies of anything else you feel you should send but lets face it-

the CAR is proof positive that you served in combat.

Also the RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm:

RVN Gallantry Cross Medal w/Palm

Instituted: 1950

Criteria: Awarded for valor and heroic conduct while fighting the enemy.

Notes: Palm device is citation for unit awards & for medal award at Army or higher level.

These awards are great and the decorations/medals are beautiful- You should be VERY proud!

Anyone out there -your DD 214 could be incorrect-

just send in this form where it tells you to- and state the Unjustice stuff does not apply and you are just seeking info as to whether your DD 214 is correct.

My husband's DD 215 produced 4 more awards then he ever knew of.


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