On May 18, 2023 the Connecticut General Assembly approved the Honorable Ned Lamont, Governor of the State of Connecticut’s nomination of Brigadier General (Ret.) Ronald P. Welch to serve as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. Please join the Department of Veterans Affairs in congratulating Commissioner Welch on his appointment.

CT Veterans War Time Service Medal: Posthumous


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:

  1. Submit documentary proof of qualifying military wartime service (90 days wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days);
  2. 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.
  3. Submit a copy of a death certificate indicating the qualifying veteran died on or after November 12, 1918.
  4. 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.