In 2008, Kentucky Revised Statute 40.353 was enacted, entrusting the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) to present the Kentucky Medal for Freedom to the family of each Kentuckian killed on active duty in a combat related incident on or after January 1, 1991. State Representative Brent Yonts sponsored the legislation that created the Medal for Freedom and America’s Mint, a Kentucky small business, expects to cast the first five hundred before year’s end.
If you believe your loved one may be eligible for nomination, call us at 502-564-9203, or send us an email
If your loved one was a Kentuckian killed in a combat related incident since January 1, 1991, you may nominate him/her for the Medal for Freedom by:
- Medal for Freedom Nomination Form
- Attaching a copy of the Report of Casualty - DD Form 1300
- Mailing or faxing them to KDVA.
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Medal for Freedom
1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax (502) 564-9240