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Posted: 12/8/2003 2:29:44 PM EDT
What is this? I have a guy applying for membership at my local VFW post and this is his submission for qualification.

I served in the US Army from '82-'92 including 7 years in Germany which in turn included 3 years running the fence line near Fulda (OP Alpha).

I've never heard of this medal. Can someone enlighten me?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:49:05 PM EDT
[url]foxfall.com/cwm.htm[/url] There you go
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:35:59 PM EDT
Thanks. Good info.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 4:27:41 AM EDT
I just a got a letter from the VFW trying to get me to join since I have an Army Occupation Medal. Berlin 82-84. It is my understanding that the cold war medal is not issued by the government. Can't be worn on uniform etc.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 4:40:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MrsWildweasel: I just a got a letter from the VFW trying to get me to join since I have an Army Occupation Medal. Berlin 82-84. It is my understanding that the cold war medal is not issued by the government. Can't be worn on uniform etc.
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Yeah, they had a booth at the last Volksfest I was at in Berlin. They signed everyone up...it was called The Last Outpost, IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:49:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2003 1:53:19 PM EDT by TennVol]
The Air Force does not and will not honor the "Cold War" medal. You may not wear it on your uniform if you are active/guard/reserve. [url] www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/awards/ColdWarServiceMedalUpdate.htm [/url] (edited to add) For some reason the link doesn't work. The text of the message is as follows: COLD WAR SERVICE MEDAL UPDATE: The Department of Defense will not be creating a Cold War Service medal. Any commemorative medals made by private vendors are unauthorized on the military uniform.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 2:11:25 PM EDT
Yep, no love for us Cold-warriors.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 5:39:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2003 5:41:40 PM EDT by CB1]
I know, we get nothing... however there is this... I got mine. [url]https://www.perscomonline.army.mil/tagd/coldwar/default.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:56:28 AM EDT
How long did you have to wait for yours? I sent away for mine ages ago but all I have so far is the confirmation letter.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 7:21:54 AM EDT
When I lived in NJ I ordered it in Dec 2000, When I moved to TX in Feb 2001 I emailed them to update my address. I received it around April 2001. If I remember, When I ordered it I received an email that said approx 6 months to process. Here is what it looks like... [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=20509[/img]
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