The American Legion Post 318 Service Officer (S.O.) is Mr Tom Clegg, who can be reached at 513.608.5505 or email at

Ohio Veteran ID card

The Veteran ID card has really become a topic of discussion. They get calls all the time from veterans who served honorably but because they are not in the VA Health Care system or retired military they don’t have any identification that enables them (or that businesses accept) to partake in discounts or benefits.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs is working on an “Ohio Veteran ID card” project that they feel will be complete and implemented by 2017.

What we can do now is refer veterans to the Veteran Service Commission’s in Warren or Highland County, who have ID machines and they welcome veterans from any county to come and get a card made.

Warren County Veteran Service Commission   312 E. Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio      513-695-1363

Highland County Veteran Service Commission   1575 N. High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio    937-393-8686

Both VSC offices ask that the veteran call before they come for an appointment and bring a copy of their DD 214 honorable discharge.

The VSC will make a photo ID for the veteran that can be used at businesses and organizations.

Cold War Recognition Certificate Program:

In accordance with section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991, are eligible.

This is the only official site on which to request Cold War Recognition Certificates. This site is operated by the United States Army, the executive agency for the Cold War Recognition Program. Cold War Recognition Certificates are available to qualified individuals at no cost. Any other site offering these certificates or replicas for sale or purchase are not official sites and are not approved or endorsed by the US Army.

Due to the remarkable success of this program, turn-around time for mailing certificates will be a minimum of two months. The CWRS Operations Team is working as fast as possible to clear the backlog. Please do not request feedback prior to 2 months from the request date. Thank you for your patience and interest in the Cold War Recognition program.

All members of the armed forces and federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991, are eligible. Individuals requesting a certificate will certify that their character of service was honorable. Acceptable supporting document for proof of service is any official government or military document with recipient’s name, Social Security Number or Military Service Number or Foreign Service Number, and date of service. Please only send copies of supporting documents.

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Phone Line: 502-613-9126



Commander, USAHRC
ATTN: AHRC-PDP-A, Dept 480