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  • US Military Medals and Ribbons Identification for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard



    As is the case with every soldier, every individual medal and ribbon holds a story all its own.



    Below are showcased the various medals / ribbons that have been awarded to members of the United States military throughout the nation's history.


    The colors showcased for each are only representative of their real-life counterparts as age / fading may present differences, sometimes making precise identification difficult.


    There are a total of (57) US Military Medals and Ribbons Identification for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard in the Military Factory database. Military ranks of each respective American service can be found here.


    Entries are listed below in alphabetical order with links to descriptions and award criteria.


    Identifying Afghanistan Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Afghanistan Campaign Medal
    Identifying Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal
    Identifying Air Force Airman's Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Air Force Airman's Medal
    Identifying Air Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Air Medal
    Identifying American Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    American Campaign Medal
    Identifying American Defense Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    American Defense Service Medal
    Identifying Antarctica Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Antarctica Service Medal
    Identifying Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    Identifying Army Achievement Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Army Achievement Medal
    Identifying Army Commendation Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Army Commendation Medal
    Identifying Army Occupation of Germany, World War 1 Military Ribbon Picture
    Army Occupation of Germany, World War 1
    Identifying Army of Cuban Occupation Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
    Identifying Army of Cuban Pacification Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
    Identifying Army of Occupation of Puerto Rico Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Army of Occupation of Puerto Rico Medal
    Identifying Army of Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 Military Ribbon Picture
    Army of Occupation Service Medal, World War 2
    Identifying Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
    Identifying Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG) Military Ribbon Picture
    Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG)
    Identifying Bronze Star Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Bronze Star Medal
    Identifying China Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    China Campaign Medal
    Identifying Civil War Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Civil War Campaign Medal
    Identifying Distinguished Flying Cross Military Ribbon Picture
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Identifying Distinguished Service Cross Military Ribbon Picture
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Identifying Distinguished Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Identifying European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
    Identifying Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    Identifying Good Conduct Medal (Army) Military Ribbon Picture
    Good Conduct Medal (Army)
    Identifying Guardian Medal, The (USCG) Military Ribbon Picture
    Guardian Medal, The (USCG)
    Identifying Indian Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Indian Campaign Medal
    Identifying Iraq Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Iraq Campaign Medal
    Identifying Joint Service Achievement Military Ribbon Picture
    Joint Service Achievement
    Identifying Joint Service Commendation Military Ribbon Picture
    Joint Service Commendation
    Identifying Korean Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Korean Service Medal
    Identifying Kosovo Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Kosovo Campaign Medal
    Identifying Legion of Merit Military Ribbon Picture
    Legion of Merit
    Identifying Legion of Merit (USCG) Military Ribbon Picture
    Legion of Merit (USCG)
    Identifying Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) Military Ribbon Picture
    Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift)
    Identifying Medal of Honor Military Ribbon Picture
    Medal of Honor
    Identifying Meritorious Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Meritorious Service Medal
    Identifying Mexican Border Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Mexican Border Service Medal
    Identifying Mexican Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Mexican Service Medal
    Identifying National Defense Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    National Defense Service Medal
    Identifying Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 Military Ribbon Picture
    Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2
    Identifying Philippine Campaign Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Philippine Campaign Medal
    Identifying Philippine Congressional Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Philippine Congressional Medal
    Identifying Plaque of Merit (USCG) Military Ribbon Picture
    Plaque of Merit (USCG)
    Identifying Prisoner of War Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Prisoner of War Medal
    Identifying Purple Heart Military Ribbon Picture
    Purple Heart
    Identifying Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army) Military Ribbon Picture
    Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army)
    Identifying Silver Star Military Ribbon Picture
    Silver Star
    Identifying Soldier's Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Soldier's Medal
    Identifying Southwest Asia Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Southwest Asia Service Medal
    Identifying Spanish Campaign Medal (Army) Military Ribbon Picture
    Spanish Campaign Medal (Army)
    Identifying Spanish War Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Spanish War Service Medal
    Identifying Vietnam Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Vietnam Service Medal
    Identifying Women's Army Corps Service Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    Women's Army Corps Service Medal
    Identifying World War 1 Victory Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    World War 1 Victory Medal
    Identifying World War 2 Victory Medal Military Ribbon Picture
    World War 2 Victory Medal