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  • Description of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.

    Details of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal service medal of the United States military.

    Picture of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal medal

    Picture of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal ribbon

    Date Authorized: June 1915

    Ribbon Colors: blue; red; yellow

    Description (Ribbon):

    Thin blue band to thicker red band and then thin yellow band to the thick center blue band; other end repeats this pattern is reverse fashion.

    Description (Medal):

    Circular bronze medal suspended from ribbon by a loop ring; medal depicts Coat of Arms of the Cuban Republic; laurel is depicted to either side of the shield; above the shield are the dates "1898" and "1902"; encircling the scene are the words "Army of Occupation Military Government of Cuba"; REVERSE: An American Eagle with wings outstretched sitting atop a collection of cannons, rifles (numbering six) four standards, Indian shield, quiver of arrows, three spears, cuban machete and a Sulu kris; under the eagle are the words "For Service" on two lines of text; under the entire scene are a collection of thirteen stars; above the scene are the words "United States Army".

    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to both Army officers and enlisted persons of the US Army having served with occupation forces on the island of Cuba between July 18th, 1898 and May 20th, 1902.