Home of Heroes documents the citations, stories, and photos of Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, and Silver Star recipients. Have a question? Read through our FAQ section before sending a message!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Do I Add or Correct a Recipient's Name?
If you would like to make a correction or add a recipient to our database, please upload a copy of the official award citation and recipient photo - if possible - by using Select Files in our Contact Us Form on this page.
NOTE: In order to make any additions or corrections, WE MUST RECEIVE a copy of the recipient's citation. Uploading a copy of the recipient's citation and photo will help our team verify the recipient's information. Please also name your files with the recipient's name and conflict. (Example: Smith_Jane Global War on Terror.jpg)
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3. Where Can I Get Information Regarding Medals and Awards?
If you have questions regarding medals and awards, this eBook will direct you to the appropriate government resource to request that information: Legal Help For Veterans - eBooks
4. How Can I Research Stolen Valor?
Home of Heroes does not have access to individual military personnel records and is unable to research Stolen Valor.
Agencies that need to verify valor award recipients should contact the appropriate Military Service. The Military Services provide priority support to law enforcement agencies to assist them in determining whether or not someone is a valor award recipient. Employers, state or federal organizations can verify valor award recipients by requesting copies of the service member's discharge paperwork. For further instructions, please visit U.S. Military Awards for Valor.
5. Where Can I Obtain Military Record Information?
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may order a copy of your military records at vetrecs.archives.gov. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
All requests must be in writing, signed, and mailed to the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) at the address shown below. The MPRC-MPR is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. Records prior to WWI are in Washington, D.C. Instructions for obtaining those records can be found at National Archives - Request Military Service Records.
Although the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center damaged or destroyed 16-18 million Army and Air Force records that documented the service history of former military personnel discharged from 1912-1964, often alternate record sources can be used to reconstruct the service of the veteran.
Other Valuable Resources:
- National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63138
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Veterans Radio