Received your e-mail but unable to assist in this matter without having to charge a research fee - in this case what might be a large one with no guarantee of any useful results. The county (or parish) clerk can't replace a DD-214 because that form didn't exist prior to 1948 (this may seem nit-picking, but you get what you ask for and, if you don't know what to ask for, you very often get nothing; especially when dealing with an increasing number of government employees - all levels - who either don't know what they're doing or welcome an opportunity to pass you off to someone else). Copies of discharge and/or separation papers (includes Reports of Death) were filed with local authorities ENTIRELY AT THE INDIVIDUAL'S (OR FAMILY'S) DISCRETION for any number of reasons. In your case, these documents - even if they were available - would be of little, if any, help anyway.
The "other medal" you refer to was probably either the Air Medal or Purple Heart (ironically, I recently had a small supply of both in original World War II-issue gold-leaf embossed leatherette presentation cases but they went very quickly). Decorations were manufactured and issued during the war; service ribbons representing the four campaign and/or service medals authorized for World War II service were issued and/or made available for purchase during the war; the actual medals weren't manufactured until after the war and were issued to veterans upon personal application or to individuals (active duty) required to wear full-dress uniform in the course of their normal duties. Decorations, medals and other awards may still be requested from the Records Center in St. Louis but there's currently a backlog of requests and the average wait is about three years.