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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Hampton Collecting Names of Servicemembers for Gulf War Memorial Plaque

Hampton Township, Hampton Community Association and Hampton American Legion Post 296 are collecting the names of servicemembers that previously lived in Hampton Township or currently live in Hampton Township and served on active duty during the Gulf War beginning Aug 2, 1990 through the current date. We wish to recognize their service to our country and create an additional plaque to be added to the Hampton Township Veteran’s Memorial. This list of servicemembers information will be closed for submission of names and information no later than November 10, 2022 so that preparation and presentation of the plaque can occur on Memorial Day 2023.

We encourage current or past active duty Hampton Gulf War Veteran’s to submit their information for coordination and review of eligibility. The period of Gulf War wartime service continues through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation. 

In order to verify and confirm accuracy of residency and eligibility, we encourage early submission of information to:

www.hampton-pa.org/HamptonGulfWarVeteran

 Are you a Past or Current Resident of Hampton Township Gulf War Veteran that:

  1. served in the military on Active Duty; or a Member of the National Guard and Reserves who were called to active duty and served on active duty from August 2, 1990 through the present;
  2. awarded an Honorable or General Discharge from Active Duty for military service August 2, 1990 through the present;

 3. received a National Defense Service Medal?

 

Who is considered a Gulf War-era veteran?                            

For the purposes of benefits eligibility as per the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Gulf War period is still in effect—meaning anyone who served on active duty (in theatre or stateside) from Aug. 2, 1990, through the present is considered a Gulf War-era veteran. This includes Operations Desert Storm; Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom.

National Guard and Reserves who are called to active duty and who serve for the entire period for which they were called will be eligible. 

National Guard and Reservists who are not called to active duty are not eligible.

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