Verification from the Department of the Army regarding the authorization of the 6th Infantry Division Members to have been awarded the Army of Occupation Medal for qualifying service as a part of the Army of Occupation (Japan) in Korea if service was for 30 days in Korea and between September 3, 1945 and April 29, 1949.
IN ORDER TO APPY FOR THIS MEDAL: (1) A cover letter requesting the medal along with—(1) This verification material, (2) a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers, and (3) a filled out “Standard Form 180″ signed by the Veteran or next of kin should be sent to the following address:
National Personnel Records Center, Medals Section (NRPMA-M), 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Standard Form 180 can be found by going to our Web Links then to “Other Fine World War II Sites” and accessing the third link down entitled–”Army Medals Standard Form 180 Requst for Service Medals.” You must have Adobe Acrobat to download this form. Here is the Standard Form 180. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, your local VA should have these forms available. Your VFW Post or American Legion Post may also have access to these forms.