VSM Sample Request Letter -


Request to Convert Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) Awarded for
"Operation Frequent Wind" to a Vietnam Service Medal (VSM)

To: National Personnel Records Center

1. The purpose of this letter is to request the subject action be taken in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. Section 542 of the act authorized service members who received the AFEM for Operation Frequent Wind (Evacuation of Saigon, South Vietnam) the option to convert it to the Vietnam Service Medal. I elect to do the conversion at this time.

2. Attached are the following documents:

a. DD-214 documenting Naval Service from_________ to __________.
b. DD-215 awarding two AFEMs (One for Operation Eagle Pull and one for
Operation Frequent Wind).
c. Letter, dated 7 Jan 82, Subj: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; eligibility for - this
letter documents my overseas deployment onboard the USS Hancock (CVA-19)
from January 1975 to July 1975.

3. My daytime phone numbers and return address are provided in the signature block below. Request a new DD-215 be issued as soon as possible.

4. Thanking you in advance for your efforts - I remain.

Your Full Name
Current Address
Telephone Number (s)(Office)