Medal for Humane Action

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons


BACKGROUND

This medal is awarded to personnel who were assigned or attached to and present for duty for at least 120 days during the period June 26, 1948 and Sept. 30, 1949, inclusive with any of the units cited in Department of the Air Force general orders for participating in the Berlin Airlift or for direct support of the Berlin Airlift.

 

CRITERIA

The Medal for Humane Action may be awarded to foreign armed forces members and civilians (U.S. and foreign) for meritorious participation in the Berlin Airlift. In each instance, however, an individual recommendation indicating meritorious participation is required. Persons whose lives were lost while participating in the Berlin Airlift, or as a direct result of participating in the Berlin Airlift, may be awarded the Medal for Humane Action without regard to the length of the service provided all other requirements are met.

 

MEDAL DESCRIPTION

The medal is 1.25 inches in diameter, depicting a C-54 airplane in a wheat border centering the Berlin coat of arms.

 

RIBBON DESCRIPTION

The ribbon is predominantly teal blue with black edges, each followed by white stripes. The center bears three stripes, white, red, and white, in the order named.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICES

None

 

WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTED SYSTEM POINT VALUE: 0