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  AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL
On the obverse is a female Grecian figure symbolic of defense, holding in her sinister hand an ancient war shield in reverse and her dexter hand brandishing a sword above her head, and standing upon a conventionalized oak branch with four leaves.
The foreign service clasp is worn on the suspension ribbon to indicate service outside the Continental United States.
A bronze star is worn on the service ribbon in lieu of the foreign service clasp.
www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil /Awards/AMERICAN_DEFENSE_SVC_MEDAL.html   (383 words)

  
  American Defense Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Defense Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created in 1941 by Executive Order of President Franklin Roosevelt.
The purpose of the American Defense Service Medal is to recognize those members of the U.S. military who had served on active duty before America’s entry into the Second World War but during the initial years of the European conflict.
Service star: Worn in lieu of clasps when wearing the American Defense Service Medal as a ribbon on a military uniform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Defense_Service_Medal   (420 words)

  
 American Campaign Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To be awarded the American Campaign Medal, a service member was required to either perform one year of consecutive duty within the continental borders of the United States, or perform 30 days consecutive/60 non-consecutive days of duty outside the borders of the United States but within the American Theater of Operations.
The American Theater was defined as the entirety of the United States to include most of the Atlantic Ocean, a portion of Alaska, and a small portion of the Pacific bordering California and Baja California.
Service stars were authorized to any service member who was engaged in actual combat with Axis forces within the American theater.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Campaign_Medal   (337 words)

  
 American Defense Service Medal
(1) The American Defense Service Medal will be awarded to all persons in the naval service who served on active duty at any time between 8 September 1939 and 7 December 1941, both dates inclusive.
Reserve officers ordered to ships of the fleet for training duty (cruise) and officers serving on board ships for temporary additional duty from shore stations are not considered "regularly attached" and are not entitled to the fleet clasp.
Such letter shall be one-fourth inch in height and shall be worn centered on the ribbon.
www.history.navy.mil /medals/adsm.htm   (307 words)

  
 National Defense Service Medal
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service during the current War on Terrorism.
It is perched in an attitude of defense, alluding to the purpose of the medal.
The ribbon to the National Defense Service Medal consists of a red background bisected in the center by a stripe of gold which is edged with white, blue, white and red pinstripes.
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 American Defense Service Medal
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for qualifying service performed between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941.
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941.
The American Defense Service Medal was worn by Army personnel after the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal and before the American Campaign Medal (for members of the Women's Army Corps, after the Women's Army Corps Service Medal and before the American Campaign Medal).
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 Awards
The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the armed forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself by meritorious achievement awhile participation in aerial flight.
Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crewmember or non-crew member flying status, which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or to any member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in a non-combat area after 16 January 1969, has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service.
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 DefenseLINK News: Congress Authorizes Korean Defense Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The new medal is America's way "of recognizing the tremendous accomplishments," said a Pentagon spokeswoman, of service members who served in Korea from July 28, 1954, to a future undetermined date.
To qualify for the medal, service members must have served in support of the defense of the Republic of Korea.
Service members must have been assigned, attached or mobilized to units operating in the area of eligibility and have been physically deployed in the area of eligibility for 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days or meet one of the following criteria:
www.defenselink.mil /news/Feb2004/n02112004_200402112.html   (506 words)

  
 American Campaign/American Theater Service Medal Display Recognition
Bronze service stars are authorized by both the Army and Navy and represent participation in engagements with the enemy.
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.
Effective Oct. 12, 1945, service members who served in the continental United States for an aggregate period of one year between Dec. 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, inclusive, may be awarded the American Campaign Medal under such regulations as the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe.
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 MSM Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This medal is awarded for any active duty service period completed between 8 Sep 39 and 7 Dec 41, if the active duty order specified service for a 12-month period or longer.
A Foreign Service Clasp is attached to the ribbon and medal if the same requirements are met and the service was performed outside the continental United States (CONUS).
The medal is 1 ¼ inches in diameter, bearing in front an armed figure symbolic of defense under the inscription "American Defense." The ribbon is basically yellow, with blue, white, and red stripes right to left and left to right symmetrically near the edges.
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 Fear's MOHAA Crap | Fear's MOHAA Crap
Service members in the U.S. Army were required to have had served for a period of at least 12 months.
Service must have been for at least 120 days during the period June 26, 1948 and September 30, 1949, and in the prescribed boundaries of the Berlin Airlift operations area.
Posthumous award of the medal may be made for any person who lost his or her life while, or as a direct result of, participating in the Berlin Airlift, without regard to length of service, if otherwise eligible.
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 Service Awards : 39th Bomb Group [VH]
The Combat Readiness Medal is awarded to military service members after August 1, 1960, for sustained individual combat or mission readiness or preparedness for direct weapon system employment.
For Active Guard Reserve personnel, the Good Conduct Medal qualification period may commence at a time during the three years immediately preceding the 1 September 1982 effective date, provided no portion of service for the Good Conduct Medal is included in a period of service for which the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal was awarded.
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded to personnel for active duty service from 8 September 1939 to 7 December 1941 for a period of twelve months or longer.
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 History of Naval Service and Campaign Medals
merican bluejackets and Marines were without official medals or other visible signs of their overseas service or combat for the first 120 years of the Navy's existence, since orders, medals and decorations were seen as the trappings of royalty and empire and ran contrary to the republican spirit present at the founding of our country.
On rare occasions, Congress authorized special commemorative medals for heroes of dramatic naval victories, but these went chiefly to the vessels' commanding officer and were not medals intended for wear on the naval uniform.
Foreign service medals issued to U.S. forces typically are not featured separately, although they may be illustrated and identified alongside their parallel U.S. award.
www.mrfa.org /servmeds.htm   (410 words)

  
 Wear of the Uniform
The term "ribbon" is an all inclusive term used throughout this chapter covering that portion of the suspension ribbon of a service medal or decoration worn instead of the service medal or decoration and made in the form of a ribbon bar, 1 3/8 inches long by 3/8 inches wide.
Service medals and ribbons awarded by the other U.S. Services may also be worn on the Army uniform except the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon and Air Force and Navy marksmanship ribbons.
No other foreign service medal may be worn unless the wearer was awarded such medal while a bona fide member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation.
www.americal.org /awards/wearing.htm   (995 words)

  
 Presidential Citizens Medal Recipients - The Presidential Citizens Medal was established in 1969 to recognize U.S. ...
The medal is bestowed by the president and may be conferred posthumously.
The Presidential Citizens Medal was established in November 13, 1969 to recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for the nation.
The Presidential Citizens Medal is one of the highest honors the President can confer upon a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
www.citizensmedal.com   (192 words)

  
 American Defense Service Medal Display Recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The American Defense Service Medal was established by Executive Order 8808 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 28, 1941, and implemented by War Department Bulletin 17 (1941) and Navy Department General Orders No. 172 of April 20, 1942.
Bronze Service Stars: Entitlement to a service clasp is denoted by a bronze star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter on the service ribbon of the American Defense Service Medal (the star may not be worn if the letter "A" device is worn).
The American Defense Service Medal was designed by Joseph Kiselewski and sculpted by Lee Lawrie.
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 American Defense Service Medal - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM
The American Defense Service Medal was established on June 28, 1941 and was awarded to members of the Armed Forces who were serving during a state of limited emergency between September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941.
The bottom row has left to right the Foreign Service Clasp, a medal mounted to show the obverse and an early issue example of the American Defense Service Medal with a ring suspension instead of the more common knob suspension.
Most U.S. Medals can still be purchased from "official" government sources which are intended for Veterans, but there are differences between the original strikes and the new ones in terms of finish and mounting.
www.militariacollecting.com /index.php?showtopic=4551   (805 words)

  
 US Military Medals - American Defense Service Medal
US Military Medals - American Defense Service Medal
A Bronze Service Star is worn for subsequent awards or participation in subsequent campaigns.
This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public and Private High Schools and is now available to the public!
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 Blitzkrieg Baby
The American Defense Medal was awarded to all military personnel including nurses, for honorable service of twelve months or longer, at any time between September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941.
The blue, white and red stripes in the center are adopted from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refer to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor.
The blue, white, and red stripes in the center are taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refer to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor.
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 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The medal was designed by the Army of Heraldic Section.
Above this, in a semicircle, is the inscription "National Defense." The reverse shows a shield, as it appears in the Great Seal of the United States; it is half encircled below with an oak leaf to left an laurel spray to the right, knotted in the center.
Authorized Device: Service Star, Service members who earned the medal during the first qualifying period and who again became entitled to the medal wear a bronze star on the ribbon to denote the second award of the medal.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /AwardsNet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=NDSM   (169 words)

  
 DoD News: DoD Announces Korean Defense Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
            The Defense Department announced today the creation of the Korean Defense Service Medal (KDSM).  The KDSM is a service medal to give special recognition for the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the U.S. armed forces who have served or are serving in the Republic of Korea. 
Public Law 107-314 legislated the creation of a new medal to recognize military service in the Republic of Korea and the surrounding waters.
The KDSM period of eligibility is July 28, 1954, to a future date to be determined by the secretary of defense.
www.defenselink.mil /releases/2004/nr20040209-0334.html   (383 words)

  
 Medals of the USA Page 2
In a May 13, 2000, letter to Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, Republic of Korea Defense Minister Seong Tae Cho formally announced that his government would provide the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK-KWSM) to eligible U.S. veterans of that conflict, or to their surviving next of kin.
Medal of the National Legion of Greek American War Veterans in America.
These qualification badges are worn, in the American fashion, in a way very similar to medals, i.e.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/usa2.htm   (523 words)

  
 Tom Harkin: HARKIN TO PRESENT THE FAMILIES OF SIX DECEASED MESKWAKI CODE-TALKERS WITH WAR MEDALS
Harkin was able to secure the medals through his ongoing efforts to see that American service men and women are appropriately awarded the decorations they have earned.
A Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Silver Star, World War II Victory Medal, and World War II Honorable Service Lapel Button will be presented to his family.
An American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and World War II Honorable Service Lapel Button will be presented to his family.
harkin.senate.gov /news.cfm?id=230667   (892 words)

  
 WW2: Ribbons of Decorations and Medals
*Before August 1942, the Distinguished Service Medal was senior to the Navy Cross; after that date the Navy Cross was limited to awards for combat actions only and the precedence was reversed.
A bronze letter A was worn on the American Defense Service Medal by personnel who had served at sea in the Atlantic Fleet before the outbreak of war in 1941.
A silver letter W was worn on the Navy Expeditionary Medal by personnel who had served in the defense of Wake Island, December 1941.
www.naval-reference.net /uniforms/ww2/ww2_ribbons_1.html   (200 words)

  
 Official Biography for Jonas M. Platt
For meritorious service as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-l, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps from March 1968 through June 1970, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
Born September 21, 1919 in Brooklyn, N. Y., he was graduated from high school in Cranston, R. He attended Norwich University in Vermont, graduating in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant in June 1940.
The Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnamese National Order, two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
www.usmc.mil /genbios2.nsf/biographies/6F6C36F725B3DFB185256A40007188C2?opendocument   (575 words)

  
 Yonts Bros.in WWII
Life was hard for all of us after Dad died, with no income, no insurance, a debt for the home he had purchased just prior to his death, and a house full of children to care for and send to school.
The brothers, who were in the service, helped out at home by sending their Army allotments to Mom.
He quickly realized that the American forces were going ashore in the direct line of fire and were like sitting ducks, with dead comrades everywhere.
kentuckyexplorer.com /nonmembers/00-09036.html   (2118 words)

  
 Emanuel (Il05) - Press Release - Emanuel Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with WWII Vets; Announces Safe Return Act of ...
Generations of American GIs have served humbly in the face of terror and insurgency across the globe and we are here today to honor some of Chicago’s heroes.
According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, 20% of soldiers and Marines returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom “met the risk for a mental health concern.” And the General Accounting Office (GAO) found that only 22% of service members identified as at-risk for PTSD received referrals for further treatment.
Grzanka received the Good Conduct medal, the Women’s Army Corps Service medal with a bronze service star; the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with a bronze service star; the World War II Victory medal, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button for World War II.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/il05_emanuel/MEM_DAY2006.html   (754 words)

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