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Philippine Liberation Ribbon

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

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

BACKGROUND

The Philippine Liberation Ribbon is awarded for participation in the Philippines' liberation from Oct. 17, 1944 to Sept. 3, 1945.

 

CRITERIA

Members 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 participated in such operations if they landed on Leyte or adjoining islands, were on ships in Philippine waters, or were crew members of airplanes that flew over Philippine territory during the period.

 

Members are also eligible if they participated in any engagement against the enemy during the campaign on Leyte and adjoining islands. Personnel are considered as having participated in such operations if they were members of or present with units actually under enemy fire or air attack, or were crewmembers in an airplane under enemy aerial or ground fire.

 

MEDAL DESCRIPTION

Persons who meet more than one of the conditions above are authorized to wear a bronze service star on the ribbon for each additional condition under which they may qualify.

 

RIBBON DESCRIPTION

It is a red ribbon with equal blue and white stripes in the center. The blue stripe is worn to the wearer's right.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICE

Service Star

 

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