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  • Philippine Independence Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDThe Philippine Liberation Medal is awarded for participation in the Philippines' liberation from Oct. 17, 1944 to Sept. 3, 1945. CRITERIAIt is awarded to personnel who are recipients of both the Philippine Defense and Philippine Liberation ribbons. RIBBON DESCRIPTIONThis ribbon is predominantly blue, edged with yellow stripes and bearing
  • Philippine Liberation Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDThe Philippine Liberation Ribbon is awarded for participation in the Philippines' liberation from Oct. 17, 1944 to Sept. 3, 1945. CRITERIAMembers are eligible for this medal if they participated in the initial landing operations on Leyte or adjoining islands from Oct. 17, 1944 to Oct. 20, 1944. Personnel are considered as having
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    BACKGROUNDThis emblem was awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States for services culminating in the liberation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. The conditions were the same as would be required for award of the Presidential Unit Citation of the United States. The award is made in the name of the President of the
  • Presidential Unit Citation

    BACKGROUNDExecutive Order 9075 on Feb. 26, 1942, created this award and was superseded by Executive Order 9396 on Dec. 2, 1943, which authorized the Distinguished Unit Citation, and this executive order was superseded by Executive Order 10694, on Jan. 10, 1957 which re-designated the Distinguished Unit Citation as the Presidential Unit
  • Prisoner of War Medal

    BACKGROUNDThis medal was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Reagan in 1986. The medal may be awarded to any person who was a prisoner of war after April 5, 1917, (the date of the United States entry into World War I). CRITERIAIt is awarded to any person who was taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in an action against
  • Purple Heart

    BACKGROUNDThis award, the modern form of the original Purple Heart established by Gen. George Washington in 1782, is conferred on any person wounded in action while serving with the armed forces of the United States. It is also awarded posthumously to the next of kin of personnel killed or having died of wounds received in action after April 5,
  • Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal

    BACKGROUNDOn Aug. 20, 1999, the Secretary of Defense approved the acceptance and wear of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal in recognition of the sacrifices of United States veterans of the Korean War. CRITERIATo receive this medal, military veterans must have served in the country of Korea, its territorial waters, or airspace within
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

    BACKGROUNDThis unit award was presented to units of the United Nations Command for service in Korea under the same conditions as would be required for the award of the Presidential Unit Citation of the United States, and it is awarded in the name of the president of the Republic of Korea. It is a ribbon award with accompanying citation. CRITERIAIt
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

    BACKGROUNDThis medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States who: 1. Served for six months in South Vietnam during the period March 1, 1961 to March 28, 1973. 2. Served outside the geographical limits of South Vietnam and contributed direct combat support to the RVN Armed Forces for an aggregate of six months. Only members of
  • Republic Of Vietnam Gallantry Cross With Palm Ribbon

    CRITERIAThis ribbon is awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to certain units of the U.S. armed forces for valorous combat achievement during the Vietnam War, March 1, 1961 to March 28, 1973. AUTHORIZED DEVICENone WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTED SYSTEM POINT VALUE: 0
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