U-S military men and women who served during the so-called “Cold War” arebeing recognized with a special certificate. Donald Gerdom, executivedirector of the Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter, says eligibleservicemen and women must submit a letter and a copy of their militaryrecord to the department of defense in Fairfax, Virginia.The Cold War started at the conclusion of World War Two — the military hasset the start date as September 2nd, 1945. It ended on December 31st, 1991with the collapse of the Soviet Union.Gerdom says the people who served during that time frame knew there wasgreat potential for a fierce military conflict. As a Cold War soldier,Gerdom was a torpedo-man on the U-S-S Lowry and played football for theNavy.
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