illustration of CT Wartime Veterans Service Medal

Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal

As a Connecticut veteran you may be eligible for recognition by a special program offered through the state. The Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal was established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2005 to honor all Connecticut veterans with qualifying wartime military service. Prior to that, Connecticut had not honored its veterans with a wartime service medal since World War I. However, awareness of the medal’s existence may be limited.

If you have not already heard of and/or received the medal, we highly encourage you to fill out and submit an application.

The eligibility criteria for the medal are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Proof of qualifying military wartime service (90 days wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days);
  2. Proof of an honorable discharge from military service (or discharge due to injuries received in the line of duty) for the qualifying wartime service; and,
  3. Proof that you currently are a resident of the State of Connecticut or that you were a resident at the time of your qualifying wartime service.

Download the application.

Posthumous Eligibility Criteria

  1. Proof of qualifying military wartime service (90 days wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days);
  2. 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. A copy of a death certificate indicating the qualifying veteran died on or after January 1, 2000; and,
  4. 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 or her qualifying wartime service.

Download the application for posthumous honors.

If you have any questions, please contact the Connecticut Veterans Info Line at 1-866-928-8387.