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  • Description of the American Campaign Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the American Campaign Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the American Campaign Medal medal

    Picture of the American Campaign Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: November 6th, 1942

    Ribbon Colors: blue; white; black; red


    Description (Ribbon):

    All thin banded stripes of different thicknesses; begins with blue, the thin white-to-black-to-red-to-white and then blue again; at center are three thin stipes of black, white, red; the ribbon concludes with the same earlier pattern of white--red-black-white and blue.


    Description (Medal):

    Rounded bronze medal; image showcases a USN cruiser vessel at speed with a flying B-24 Liberator bomber overhead; an enemy submarine is sinking stern-down in the foreground; a pair of buildings are set to the left of the horizon background (the arsenal of democracy); enbossed text is arched above the scene with the words: American Campaign" REVERSE: An eagle stands proudly on her perch; to the lower left are the years "1941" and "1945"; to the upper right is text that reads: "United States of America".


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to personnel serving in the American Theater of war encompassing December 7th, 1941 and March 2nd, 1946; the recipient in question was to have served on permanent assignment outside of US soil or assigned to a vessel sailing at least for 30 days (or 60 non-consecutive days) or assigned as crew to an aircraft operating frequently over water for 30 days or in active combat against the enemy and awarded a combat certificate or decoration by a commanding general of corps to prove such participation or assigned within continental limits of the US for an aggregate period totaling one year.