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MEDAL FOR HUMANE ACTION

Posted 8/6/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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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. People 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 Device
None

Weighted Airman Promoted System Point Value: 0







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