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  National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis - Awards and Decorations
Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served.
The eVetRecs is preferred for requesting medals and awards.
All members of the armed forces and federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991.
www.archives.gov /st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html   (370 words)

  
  Military
While "military" concerns all related armed forces, is has often been distinct from a militia or a levy, which are temporary forces—citizen soldiers with less training, who may be 'called up' from the population when a nation mobilizes for total war, or to defend against invasion.
Military "strength" is a term that describes a quantification or reference to a nation's standing military forces or the capacity for fulfillment of that military's role.
For example, the military strength of a given country could be interpreted as the number of individuals in its armed forces, the destructive potential of its arsenal, or both.
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 United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United States Navy is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigatess; one of the original six, the USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides", survives to this day.
The naval jack of the United States is a blue field with 50 white stars, identical to the canton of the ensign, both in appearance and size.
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 Military
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 Us Navy Ribbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For each award of the Navy "E" Ribbon, the Battle E device is authorized for wear on the Navy "E" ribbon.
The United States Coast Guard equivalent of the Navy "E" Ribbon is the Coast Guard "E" Ribbon.
The ultimate award authority for the Navy Ceremonial Guard ribbon is the Command Officer, United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, headquartered in the Washington Navy Yard.
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/92/us-navy-ribbons.html   (1098 words)

  
 Military_history_of_the_United_States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As of 2005, the U.S. military consisted of a army, navy, air force and marine corps under the command of the United States Department of Defense.
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637 and King Philip's War in 1675.
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
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 Vietnam_Military_Merit_Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Vietnam Military Merit Medal was the highest military decoration of South Vietnam during the years of the Vietnam War.
Created in 1950, the Military Merit Medal was modelled after the French M├ędaille militaire, and was the Vietnamese equivalent to the United States Medal of Honor and was authorized to those soldiers who had performed extreme acts of bravery or had given their lives in armed combat with enemy forces of Vietnam.
The United States military authorized the Vietnam Military Merit Medal as a foreign decoration and permitted the medal to be worn on U.S. uniforms.
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 China Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The decoration is similar to the China Campaign Medal, issued in 1901 by the United States Army.
Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in China between July 7, 1937, and September 7, 1939.
Military services performed in the Asiatic-Pacific area between September 2, 1945 and March 2, 1946 could be credited for eligibility for the China Service Medal unless the individual was eligible for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal based on service performed prior to September 2, 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China_Service_Medal   (261 words)

  
 Awards and decorations of the United States military
The highest award of the United States Military is the Medal of Honor.
Although a single award, each service department issues the decoration separately and the design of the Medal of Honor varies slightly, depending on which service is bestowing the award.
The following decorations were previously issued under the authority of the United States Department of Transportation.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/awards_and_decorations_of_the_united_states_military   (738 words)

  
 Military history of the United States - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The categories on this (incomplete, in-development) list are somewhat arbitrary: Not all of these events were military, some were not even violent, but together they delineate the reappearance of the martial spirits in the life of the United States.
The items enumerated here begin with the establishment of the states in 1776, and either are located within territorial boundaries of the United States or involve the armed forces of the federal government or the militias of the separate states and territories.
This is a list of militarized conflicts involving the United States, the dates show the years in which U.S. military units (primarily regular, occasionally irregular) participated.
open-encyclopedia.com /Military_history_of_the_United_States   (283 words)

  
 Defense Superior Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is awarded to members of the United States military who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility".
The decoration is most often presented to senior officers in the flag and general officer grades.
The first recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal was Brigadier General John G. Jones, United States Army, for service as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from February of 1972 to July of 1975.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defense_Superior_Service_Medal   (174 words)

  
 Award_star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Award stars are issued in two degrees, being that of gold and silver, with silver considered the higher degree as is the tradition in the U.S. military.
An award star is issued “in lieu” of multiple awards of the same decoration with the first award star issued for the second award of the decoration.
Silver award stars are issued in lieu of five gold, meaning that a silver star is provided for the 6th, 11th, 16th and so on, for subsequent awards of a decoration.
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 Military history of the United States - Biocrawler definition:Military history of the United States - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After having won its independence from Mexico in 1836, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States in 1845; however, the southern and western borders of Texas remained disputed during the Republic's lifetime.
On April 12 1861, forces of the South (known as the Confederate States of America or simply the Confederacy) opened fire on Fort Sumter, whose garrison was loyal to the forces of the North (who represented the United States or simply the Union).
The Philippine-American War was between the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines from 1899 through 1913.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Military_history_of_the_United_States   (4344 words)

  
 Awards and Decorations
Awards of the distinguished-service medal.—From the beginning of the last fiscal year, July 1, 1922, to and including April 7, 1923, altogether 362 awards of the distinguished-service medal were made for distinguished services rendered during the World War.
Recapitulation of awards of the distinguished-service medal and oak-leaf cluster.
Awards of the distinguished-service cross.—From the beginning of the last fiscal year, July 1, 1922, to and including April 7, 1923, altogether 259 awards of the distinguished-service cross and 7 of the oak-leaf cluster (in lieu of an additional cross) were made for acts of heroism performed during the World War.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/documents/wwi/23awd.htm   (1585 words)

  
 NASA Space Flight Medal - Biocrawler definition:NASA Space Flight Medal - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The decoration is awarded to both military and civilian personnel and is authorized to any astronaut who serves in the capacity of pilot, mission specialist, payload specialist, or other space flight member.
Multiple awards of the decoration are annotated either by award stars or oak leaf clusters, depending on the civilian or military status of the recipient and, if military, the branch of military service.
This is separate award from the Medal of Honor which is a military decoration for extreme bravery.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/NASA_Space_Flight_Medal   (285 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Indian Campaign Medal is a decoration of the United States Army which was first created in 1905.
The medal was retroactively awarded to any soldier of the U.S. Army who had participated in military actions against Native American Indians between the years of 1865 to 1891.
The silver citation star was the predecessor of the Silver Star and was awarded to eleven soldiers between 1865 and 1891.
pardus.info /index.php?title=Indian_Campaign_Medal   (358 words)

  
 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the latter case, the boundary between a medal and decoration is blurred.
The Medal of Honor of the United States armed forces is a bravery award worn arround the neck, and may therefore be more rightly classified as a decoration.
The Nobel Foundation, the organization awarding the prestigious Nobel Prize, presents each winner "an assignment for the amount of the prize, a diploma, and a gold medal..." This example of a medal would be displayed, on a table or in a cabinet, rather than worn by the winner.
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 Publications - Select List of Publications: Reference Information Papers
Covers government and politics, diplomatic relations, military affairs, geography, economic affairs, social conditions, science, medicine and public health, emigration, and Russian nationals in the United States.
Cartographic Records in the National Archives of the United States Useful for Urban Studies, by Ralph E. Ehrenberg (1973), 14 pp.
Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States: Records in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (1996), 33 pp.
www.archives.gov /publications/ref-info-papers   (1305 words)

  
 Awards_and_decorations_of_the_United_States_military
Awards and decorations of the United States military are military decorations of the which recognize a service member's service and personal accomplishments while a member of the United States armed forces.
Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy
Awards and decorations of the United States Army
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 JAG - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
JAG (the American Military acronym for "Judge Advocate General") was also used as the title of an American adventure drama television show, produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Television Network.
Note: All military ranks given for currently used characters are their ranks as of the end of the series in April 2005.
The final ensemble cast centers on United States Navy Captain Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr., played by David James Elliott, and United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, played by Catherine Bell.
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 United States Military Service Ribbons
A piece of cloth in the form of a heart, this decoration was intended to recognize servicemen who displayed unusual gallantry or extraordinary fidelity.
The Medal of Honor remains the highest military decoration that this nation can bestow upon a service member, and lesser degrees of recognition are acknowledged by other decorations in descending order.
This Web site provides graphics of the decorations and awards that may be earned by service members of the armed forces, as well as the order of precedence for wearing individual decorations and awards.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/ribbons   (386 words)

  
 United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates; one of the original six, USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides," survives to this day.
The United States Navy has, in the last few years, greatly expanded its harbor defense forces in response to the war on terrorism.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/U/United-States-Navy.htm   (3944 words)

  
 Service_star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United States military issues bronze and silver service stars, with a silver service star issued “in lieu” of five bronze.
The United States Army also occasionally issues award numerals, instead of service stars, to denote multiple awards of certain ribbon decorations.
The main difference between the two is that the Bronze and Silver Star Medals are individual decorations while service stars are worn on awards and are not individual decorations or medals.
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 ipedia.com: Awards and decorations of the United States military Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Such awards were thus listed as “unofficial” and were usually bestowed for a one time action or authorized under the authority of a local commander.
The following civilian decorations are authorized for wear on United States military uniforms due to the prestige and criteria involved in their bestowal.
With the exception of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, such decorations are worn after all U.S. military awards and before foreign decorations.
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 1948 Governor General's Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 1948 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were the twelfth such awards.
The awards in this period had no monetary prize and were just an honour for the authors.
awards and decorations of the united states military 1
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 military medals of united states   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Medal of Honor · Inter-service decorations of the United States military · Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy...
The United States had recovered from most of the effects of its Civil War that began 30...
The following are the various military medals of the United States which are considered inter-service.
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 Fort Campbell Historical Foundation, Inc. - President and CEO
Upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in 1962, he was commissioned a second lieutenant of field artillery and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
His last assignment was Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, and Florida, from 5 August 1994 to 13 August 1997, with responsibility for the region encompassing twenty countries of Africa, the Middle East, Persian Gulf and South Asia.
Military awards and decorations, which General Peay has received, include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Silver Star, and Purple Heart.
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 Embassy of France in the US - Legion of Honor
The grand chancellery is not solely occupied with the Legion of Honor.
It is also responsible for everything concerning the Military Medal, instituted on June 22, 1852 by Louis Napoleon and awarded to non-commissioned officers and the ranks of the Army, Navy and Air Force and to generals and admirals who have held command posts.
The Military Medal was awarded to Marshal Joffre after the Battle of the Marne in 1914, a gesture which made it one of the most prestigious decorations of the Great War.
www.ambafrance-us.org /atoz/legion_admi.asp   (231 words)

  
 User Posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Valor device is an award of the United States military which is authorized by the military services as an attachment to certain awards and decorations.
This is to distinguish those who were awarded a decoration through combat, compared to those who were awarded a medal for support roles or meritorious service.
Awards which are commonly bestowed for valor, such as the Medal of Honor and Silver Star are never awarded with the Valor device since valor is indicated by the award itself.
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