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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

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

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

BACKGROUND

The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was authorized on Nov. 6, 1942 by Executive Order No. 9265 that signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The medal was issued to commemorate the service performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard who served during the periods and in the areas designated below.

 

CRITERIA

This medal is awarded for service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between Dec. 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946 under any of the following conditions:

 

-Permanent assignment

-Passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days

-In active combat against the enemy, if personnel were awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the unit's commander stating that they participated in combat

-Personnel who were assigned or attached members of units during the period for which campaign participation credit or assault landing credit was accorded to the unit are awarded the bronze service star and arrowhead, respectively, to denote their participation in the action

 

MEDAL DESCRIPTION

The medal is 1.25 inches in diameter, depicting in front a tropical landing beneath the words Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.

 

RIBBON DESCRIPTION

The ribbon is basically yellow, with yellow, red, and white stripes near each edge. In the center are three equal stripes of blue, white, and red. The blue stripe is worn to the wearer's right.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICES

Silver Star

 

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