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Silver Star Families

Benefit Category: State

Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) is dedicated to supporting and assisting wounded, ill, injured and dying active duty and Veterans and their families of ALL Branches of Service from ALL Wars. Their goal is to recognize the blood sacrifice of wounded and those with injuries and illnesses originating in a warzone and remember their efforts by honoring them with the Silver Star Service Banner. Qualifications include: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTSD, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome. May 1 is Silver Star Service Banner Day and is recognized across our nation as a day to honor our Heroes together.

SSFOA assists in educating the public concerning the plight of these wounded, ill or dying heroes and provide many programs to aid in their progress. They sit on the VA Volunteer Service Advisory Board and work together with other troop organizations and groups to support in whatever way possible. SSFOA is a not for profit, all volunteer organization and depends totally on donations. All donations and proceeds go toward the purchase of Silver Star Banners and assistance programs relating to SSFOA mission.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).