Immediate family members/next-of-kin of qualifying Connecticut veterans are authorized to apply for the Posthumous Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal.
Only one (1) medal will be issued per qualifying veteran. By submitting a signed application form (CTDVA VM-2), the family member is certifying that he/she is the duly authorized representative of the veteran’s family to receive the medal. The State of Connecticut residency requirement applies to the qualifying veteran – not to the family member who is applying for the medal.
To receive the Posthumous Connecticut Veterans Medal, the family of the qualifying veteran must provide the following:
- Submit documentary proof of qualifying military wartime service (90 days wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days);
- Submit proof of an honorable discharge from military service (or discharge due to injuries received in the line of duty) for the qualifying wartime service.
- Submit a copy of a death certificate indicating the qualifying veteran died on or after November 12, 1918.
- Submit proof that the veteran was a resident of the State of Connecticut at the time of death or was a resident at the time of his/her qualifying wartime service.
Only one (1) medal per qualifying Connecticut veteran will be awarded to a designated family member.
The family member applying for the medal will certify that they are the designated family representative who will receive the medal.