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Philippine Presidential Unit Citation


This 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 Republic of the Philippines. The ribbon is slightly larger for the Army and worn on the right breast; for the other services, the ribbon is the standard size.



The citation was first awarded to units of the armed forces of the United States in recognition of participation in the war against the Japanese Empire during the periods Dec. 7, 1941 and May 10, 1942, inclusive; and Oct. 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945, inclusive.


The Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation was also awarded to several U.S. military units for outstanding service to the Republic of the Philippines in 1970 and 1972 during disaster relief operations.


In December 2007, the PRPUC was approved for acceptance and wear by the Department of Defense for units that supported Exercise BALIKATAN 02-1 during the period of Jan. 31, 2002 to July 31, 2002. 


Please contact your base Military Personnel Section for a listing of eligible units.



The ribbon has three wide stripes of equal width. Starting from the left, a wide stripe of blue, a wide stripe of white and a wide stripe of red. The ribbon is enclosed in a rectangular 1/16 inch gold frame with laurel leaves.







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