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  Prisoner of War Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prisoner of War Medal is a military decoration of the United States armed forces which was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
The Prisoner of War Medal may be awarded to any person who was a prisoner of war after April 5, 1917, (the date of the United States entry into World War I).
The ribbon for the Prisoner of War Medal consists of a very wide center stripe of fl, flanked on either side by a narrow white stripe, thin dark blue stripe, thin white stripe and a thin stripe of red at the edge of the medal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prisoner_of_War_Medal   (449 words)

  
 "The Next Level" Game Review - Prisoner of War
Prisoner of War follows the trials and tribulations of an American officer who as been taken captive by Nazi Germany.
However, Prisoner of War’s battle is a losing cause, as the player is almost as much a captive to the camera as he is to the Nazis.
While Prisoner of War has some fantastic and realistic settings and a fine premise, it is simply too flawed to gain a solid recommendation.
www.the-nextlevel.com /reviews/xbox/prisoner_of_war   (572 words)

  
 Prisoner of War Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Prisoner of War Medal was established by Act of Congress (Public Law 99-145, 99th Congress) on November 14, 1986.
The eagle is the American bald eagle and represents the United States in general and the individual prisoner of war in particular.
The ribbon to the Prisoner of War Medal consists of a central band of fl edged in white.
foxfall.com /fmc-pow.htm   (302 words)

  
 Prisoner Of War Medal Display Recognition
The POW Medal shall be issued only to those taken prisoner BY FOREIGN ARMED FORCES that are hostile to the United States, under circumstances which the Secretary concerned finds to have been comparable to those under which persons have generally been held captive by enemy armed forces during periods of armed conflict.
While service medals (unlike decorations for valor, meritorious achievement, and service) are not normally presented in formal military ceremonies, military representatives of the Active and Reserve components may participate in POW Medal presentation ceremonies, if requested, under guidance and procedures issued by the Secretaries of the Military Departments.
Ailter verification of POW status and character of service of the former POW, the medal shall be forwmded through mail in accordance with the desires of the requester (directly to the requester or to a third party for presentation).
www.amervets.com /replacement/pow.htm   (1148 words)

  
 KUNSAN AIR BASE: How It Was - MEDALS PAGE (FOR KUNSAN KOREAN WAR VETS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Overseas Operations Medal, authorized in 1951, has the Belgian Army seal on the face and the UN seal on the reverse, and the ribbon is light blue, colors associated with Korea, with two narrow white stripes and flanked by Belgium's national colors of red, orange and fl.
It is a circular bronze medal with Army symbols of strength and defense with the American flag and the Army flag in the background and the date 1775 on the bottom of the display.
It is a striking medal showing a stealth fighter of today, a propeller-driven fighter of 50 years ago and they are surrounded by a blue enameled rising flight pattern and a blue and gold ribbon suspension with red, white and blue striping in the center of the ribbon drape.
www.kalaniosullivan.com /KunsanAB/3rdBW/Medals.html   (12461 words)

  
 POW Medal Page for Rolling Thunder® Akron Ohio Chapter 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The POW Medal is authorized by Public Law 99–145, section 1128, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 1128), 8 November 1985, and is authorized for any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces, was taken prisoner and held captive after 5 April 1917.
The Secretary of Defense authorized on January 27, 1990, the POW Medal for the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Recognized Guerrilla Unit Veterans who were held captive between December 7, 1941, and September 26, 1945.
The POW Medal will only be awarded when the individual’s prisoner of war status has been officially confirmed and recognized as such by the Department of the Army.
www.rollingthunderohio2.org /rolling_thunder_pow_medal.htm   (680 words)

  
 Prisoner of War Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The POW Medal is authorized by Public Law 99-145, section 1128, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 1128), 8 November 1985, and is authorized for any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces, was taken prisoner and held captive after 5 April 1917.
DD Form 2510-1 (Prisoner of War Medal Application/Information-Philippine commonwealth Army and Recognized Guerrilla Veterans) was developed as the application for Filipino Veterans who fit this category.
The primary next of kin of eligible prisoners of war who die in captivity may be issued the POW Medal regardless of the length of stay in captivity.
www.americal.org /awards/pow.htm   (494 words)

  
 POW Medal
If you are a former Prisoner of War or a next of kin of a POW, we invite you to sign and leave your email address so others that come may find you.
The ribbon to the Prisoner of War Medal is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of a central band of fl edged in white.
In addition you may chose to have the medal presented to the POW or his surviving next of kin in a formal ceremony or have it mailed to you.
www.merkki.com /powmedal.htm   (1620 words)

  
 Merchant Marine Emblem, Medals and Ribbons
Not more than one medal shall be issued to any one seaman, but for each succeeding instance sufficient to justify the award of a medal, there will be awarded a suitable insignia to be worn with the medal.
Prisoner of War Medal - Awarded to World War II merchant marine veterans held prisoners of war during the period December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945.
The medal recognizes the special service prisoners of war gave to their country and the suffering and anguish they endured while incarcerated.
www.usmm.org /medals.html   (1174 words)

  
 AII POW-MIA InterNetwork
S. To amend title 5, United States Code, to require the issuance of a prisoner -of-war medal to civilian employees of the Federal Government who are forcibly detained or interned by an enemy government or a hostile force under wartime conditions.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require the issuance of a prisoner -of-war medal to civilian employees of the Federal Government who are forcibly detained or interned by an enemy government or a hostile force under wartime conditions.
`(d) For a person to be eligible for issuance of a prisoner -of-war medal, the person's conduct must have been honorable for the period of captivity which serves as the basis for the issuance.
www.aiipowmia.com /inter23/ins66is.html   (630 words)

  
 12-10-2001 - Senator Levin Presents Prisoner of War Medal to Richard Cedzynski of Warren : Senator Carl Levin: News ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Cedzynski had never received the medal that he earned after he was captured on December 16, 1944, during the battle of the Bulge in the Hertgen Forest.
In addition to earning the POW medal, he also was honored with the Good Conduct Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with Three Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal and the American Theater Ribbon.
The Prisoner of War Medal is a bronze medallion with an eagle shown with its wings displayed.
www.senate.gov /member/mi/levin/general/newsroom/release.cfm?id=210541   (391 words)

  
 Silver Lifesaving Medal
The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of water.
The center of the medal is blank and is encircled by a laurel wreath tied at its base with a bow.
At the bottom of the medal, separating the beginning and ending of the inscription, is a stylized laurel wreath.
www.foxfall.com /fmd-uscg-slsm.htm   (490 words)

  
 The Cold War Museum - Press Releases
and John C. Welch founded the Cold War Museum, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Cold War Museum is currently soliciting financial and artifact donations of Cold War related artifacts and memorabilia for display and public education.
The Cold War Museum will help show future generations the fears, divisions, and dangers that the Cold War brought and reflect upon the global geopolitical climate in which many of us grew up.
www.coldwar.org /education/press2.html   (540 words)

  
 Civilian Prisoner-of-War Medal Act of 2005
H. To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of a prisoner-of-war medal to civilian employees of the Federal Government who are taken captive, by armed forces or agents of a foreign government hostile to the United States, during war or under wartime conditions.
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of a prisoner-of-war medal to civilian employees of the Federal Government who are taken captive, by armed forces or agents of a foreign government hostile to the United States, during war or under wartime conditions.
`(d) Eligibility- For a person to be eligible for issuance of a prisoner-of-war medal, the person's conduct must have been honorable for the period of captivity which serves as the basis for the issuance, and such captivity must not have been the result of any willful misconduct on the part of such person.
www.theorator.com /bills109/hr3329.html   (576 words)

  
 Weiner (NY09) - Press Release - Five Broad Channel War Heroes Killed In Action Recognized For Courageous Service
The Medal, which recognizes bravery in the pursuit of freedom, was presented by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn).
Was taken prisoner of war on January 1, 1951, and died at POW Camp 12 on July 31, at the age of 23.
But it took some time for the medals to gain Congressional approval and, as a result, many eligible service members or their families never had a chance to receive them.
www.house.gov /list/press/ny09_weiner/060603warheroes.html   (512 words)

  
 Service Awards : 39th Bomb Group [VH]
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.
The ribbon design was approved by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of Navy on January 7, 1942.
39th.org /39th/sa.htm   (987 words)

  
 eBay - prisoner ..., DVD, HD DVD Blu-ray, Trading Cards items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thiele: WWI - PIG AS A PRISONER OF WAR
Prisoner of Shera-sa by Reese Gabriel ~Ellora's Cave~
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J K Rowling
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 Prisoner of War Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Description: On a bronze medal, 1 3/8 inches in diameter, an eagle with wings opened surrounded by a circle of barbed wire and bayonet points.
The Prisoner of War Medal is issued only to those U.S. military personnel who were taken prisoner and held captive after 5 April 1917;
Policy for awards, approving authority and supply of medals is contained in AR 600-8-22.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /pow.shtml   (445 words)

  
 Vietnam Security Police Association (USAF), United States Air Force Medals: Prisoner Of War Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The medal may be awarded to any person who was a prisoner of war after April 5, 1917 (the date of the United States entry into World War One).
On the obverse of the medal is an American eagle, wing folded, and completely enclosed (imprisoned) by a ring a circle and following the outline of the medal.
Ribbon The ribbon has a very wide center stripe of fl, flanked on either side by a narrow white stripe, thin red stripe, thin white stripe and a thin stripe of dark blue at the edge of the medal.
www.vspa.com /usaf-medals-powm.htm   (257 words)

  
 Prisoner of War - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM
For decades, relatives of Sgt. Samuel Sadao Miyahira — reported missing in action during the Korean War — were told by other American prisoners of war that he had been captured in 1951 by the enemy.
Yesterday, the U.S. government symbolically acknowledged that, by awarding the POW medal to his family during a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Miyahira and other soldiers still missing in action from America's "Forgotten War" were remembered yesterday in ceremonies held across the nation to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action from previous wars.
www.militariacollecting.com /index.php?showtopic=5581   (817 words)

  
 ND (25¢) Presorted Gray Eagle PSA Coil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Instituted in 1985, the Prisoner of War Medal commemorates military service as a prisoner of war and is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, since April 5, 1917, have been or shall be taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
The first Prisoner of War Medal was awarded to Navy Lt. Everett Alvarez Jr.
The Prisoner of War Medal shows an eagle with its wings displayed, completely surrounded by a ring of barbed wire and bayonet points.
www.unicover.com /EA1CF6KD.htm   (433 words)

  
 World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I
During World War II approximately 8,939 Allied Airmen (7,588 American and 1,351 Royal Air Force) were imprisoned by the Germans at Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany.
The terrible stress and toll that the war had on these men was a private affair, unspoken and unexposed until recently.
A copy of the Prisoner of War Bulletin published by the American Red Cross around Christmas 1944 for the families of the American prisoners of war.
www.merkki.com   (2481 words)

  
 Prisoner of War Medal, Korean War Ribbons and Medals -- US Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Prisoner of War Medal, Korean War Ribbons and Medals -- US Army
"Authorized for all US Military Personnel who were Taken Prisoner of War after 05 APR 1917, during an Armed Conflict, and who Served Honorably during the Period of Captivity."
Second and subsequent awards are denoted by bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; a silver Oak Leaf Cluster is worn in lieu of five bronze.
www.paulnoll.com /Korea/War/medal-pow.html   (84 words)

  
 Korean War, Tiger Survivors
A madman who enjoyed killing, "The Tiger" shot many of the prisoners and many others were beaten to death during the "Death March." But, the majority died of exposure and untreated respiratory infections.
The composer of "Taps" was born Oct. 31, 1831, in Utica, N.Y., and joined the Army in Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Volunteers on Jun 27, 1862.
Honoring a Korean War hero and veterans from all wars.
rosemck1.tripod.com /dedication.html   (1393 words)

  
 PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL FULL SIZE - <b>Criteria:</b> Authorized for any person who, while serving in any ...
PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL FULL SIZE - Criteria: Authorized for any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces, was taken prisoner and held captive after April 5, 1917.

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Criteria: Authorized for any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces, was taken prisoner and held captive after April 5, 1917.
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 Military News - Veteran News: World War II POW Receives Medals
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, September 21, 2003 -- A prisoner of war during World War II received a Purple Heart and a Prisoner of War Medal 58 years after being rescued by U.S. Army Gen. George Patton.
“Enlisted men and other prisoners were assigned to dig graves for the civilians killed in the bombings,” he said.
Tears flowed freely under the gray sky as family members of those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, gathered outside the Pentagon today to honor the memory of their loved ones.
www.militaryconnections.com /story.cfm?textnewsid=547   (1089 words)

  
 New U.S. Prisoner Of War Medal, Military Surplus, Brand Not Specified, Military Surplus Pin Pow Honor at Sportsman's ...
New U.S. Prisoner Of War Medal, Military Surplus, Brand Not Specified, Military Surplus Pin Pow Honor at Sportsman's Guide
The front depicts an eagle standing with his wings spread.
for honorable service while a prisoner of war." It was designed so the recipient's name could be engraved on the back.
www.sportsmansguide.com /cb/cb.asp?a=169313   (58 words)

  
 US Military Medals - POW Medal
Awarded to any person who was taken prisoner of war and held captive after 5 April 1917, during World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam conflicts and Operation Desert Storm.
The award is presented posthumously to the next of kin of deceased Prisoners of War.
A Bronze Service Star is worn for each subsequent award of the POW Medal.
www.homeofheroes.com /medals/pages_trans/19_pow.html   (164 words)

  
 .US ARMY Service Medals Page 1.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Established by the War Department on 11 Jan 1905,
In 1917, the ribbon was changed to its present colors.
Established by Congress on 09 Jul 1918, for service between 20 Apr 1898 and 11 Apr 1899 in the War with Spain; awarded to those not eligible to receive the Spanish Campaign Medal.
www2.powercom.net /~rokats/smedals.html   (581 words)

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