Vietnam Certificate Program

How to Receive a Vietnam Certificate

In May 1966, the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL, began to issue certificates of recognition to 1st Infantry Division soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. The First Division Museum recently uncovered a cache of these original certificates from 1966-1970 in mint condition. Each certificate is cosigned by the President of the Society of the First Division at the time and by the Commanding General under which you served.

Our goal is to send out these certificates to any 1st Infantry Division Vietnam veteran who desires one while our supply of original certificates lasts.

To receive a 1st Division Vietnam Certificate we require a photocopy of your DD214 (do not send your original) with a cover letter containing the following information:

  • Your mailing address
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email address (if available)
  • Your name as you’d like it to appear on the certificate
  • The final rank you held while with the division in Vietnam
  • Dates of your Vietnam tour(s) with the BRO (mo./year–mo./year)
  • Your unit(s) (Co, Bde, Regt, etc.)

The information you provide will be used to complete the certificate. Requests received without a DD214 will not be honored. We strongly suggest that you white-out your Social Security number before you send your DD214. All DD214s we receive will be archived by our McCormick Research Center as a very valuable record of your service.


Thank you, Vietnam Veterans, for your service.

Please Mail All Requests To:

Vietnam Certificate
Dave Blake
First Division Museum at Cantigny
1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Please allow a minimum of 8–12 weeks for processing your certificate.
Do not email or fax your request!

If you have questions, please contact:

Dave Blake Graphic Designer 630.260.8234