Veteran Eligibility: Combat Veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations (service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters).
Proof of eligibility includes:
1. Authorized Campaign Medal(s) (see list of qualifying medals & badges)
2. Receipt of Hostile/Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
3. Korea Duty (service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days)
* This information is usually available through your DD-214.