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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal


This medal is awarded for service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between 7 Dec 41 and 2 Mar 46, under any of the following conditions:

  1. Permanent assignment
  2. Passenger status or on TDY for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days
  3. In active combat against the enemy, if personnel were awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the unit's commander stating that they participated in combat. Personnel who were assigned or attached members of units during the period for which campaign participation credit or assault landing credit was accorded to the unit are awarded the bronze service star and arrowhead, respectively, to denote their participation in the action.

The medal is 1 ¼ inches in diameter, depicting in front a tropical landing beneath the words "Asiatic-Pacific Campaign." The ribbon is basically yellow, with yellow, red, and white stripes near each edge. In the center are three equal stripes of blue, white, and red. The blue stripe is worn to the wearer's right.



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