Has anyone here ever requested for a deceased family member's awards to be sent from the government? I was talking to a veteran the other day who said that if I wrote a letter to my congressman, it would be forwarded up through the governement and I would receive a package w/the medals and awards. Has anyone ever actually done this and could tell me how to write a proper request? My grandfather was a truck driver in World War II, but I didn't really get to know that much about his military service until years after he died. My mom sent me his seperation papers from Fort Dix, and I learned he left as a Tech-5, served in Europe and was awarded a Bronze Star. I had no idea; it's not like those things were just given away, you know? Anyhow, any help on this would be appreciated.