*Please do not send copies of original documents, as they will not be returned.
DD214/Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty documenting receipt of the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the dates in the Theater.
Certified Military Records for individuals who are still on active duty and have not received a DD214/DD215. If applicable, DD215/Correction to DD214 documenting receipt of the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the dates in Theater.
Proof of Pennsylvania Residency at Time of Service:
D2214 (Block 7b - Home of Record)
Tax Return (State and/or Federal)
DOD Leave and Earning Statements
Proof of Relationship: If you are applying on behalf of a deceased veteran, you must provide proof of your relationship to the veteran.
Spouse: Marriage Certificate
Child: Birth Certificate for all surviving children
Parent: Veteran's Birth Certificate
Representative: Proof of authorization to represent
Death Certificate, if applicable
DD1300 or Veteran’s Affairs Rating Decision, if applicable.