The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has furnished the first Medal of Honor (MOH) Medallion for the private headstone of Pfc. Milton L. Olive III, a decorated Vietnam-era war hero. With the passage of Public Law 114-315 on Dec. 16, 2016, Congress authorized VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to issue, upon request, a medallion, headstone or marker signifying a veteran as an MOH recipient who served on or after April 6, 1917, and is buried in a private cemetery with a private headstone or marker. Information on applying for the MOH Medallion is available here. Information about all VA headstones, markers, and medallions is available at the National Cemetery Administration website.
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