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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Vietnam War 50th Commemoration

Congressman Brad Schneider be hosting two special events this Fall to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War as part of the congressionally-authorized “United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.”

At both events, official Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pins, certificates, and proclamations will be distributed to veterans. Recipients must RSVP using the below form and submit a DD214 to demonstrate eligibility. If you do not have a DD214 copy, our office can help you obtain one. The commemoration items may be presented to veterans posthumously if the family completes an application on their loved one’s behalf.

The Vietnam War 50th Commemoration was established by the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. It began on May 28, 2012 and will last through Veterans Day, November 11, 2025.

Event Information

Mundelein Recognition Ceremony

17 October 2017 16:00- 18:00
VFW Memorial, near Carmel High School
Corner of Route 176 and Hawley Street
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Waukegan Recognition Ceremony

10 November 2017 11:30- 14:00
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085


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Family member name and relation: (If the Vietnam Veteran is being awarded posthumously, please list the name and relation of the family member accepting the pin on their behalf.)

Attach DD-214 form here
  • Your total combined file size can not exceed 1MB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt
  • Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.

If you do not have a DD-214, please fill out the Privacy Release Form on our website and contact our office at (847) 383-4870. Obtaining DD-214s can take up to 30 days so please contact our office as soon as possible so we can assist you.

Applicants can also return the form and attachments to our District Office:
Office of Congressman Brad Schneider
11 Barclay Blvd., Suite 200
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

via fax at 847-793-0677
via email at

Note: Information submitted with your application cannot be returned. Information submitted with your application is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. Section 552 (a), as amended and to the Freedom of Information Act, Section 552, as amended.