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



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





    Picture of the China Campaign Medal medal

    Picture of the China Campaign Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: January 12th, 1905

    Ribbon Colors: blue; yellow


    Description (Ribbon):

    Simple yellow primary with edges in thin blue bands.


    Description (Medal):

    Rounded bronze medal suspended from ribbon via loop ring; Imperial Chinese Dragon depicted; dragon has five toes; top portion of medal bordered with text "China Relief Expedition" while botton ringed with text "1900 - 1901"; REVERSE: American Eagle perched with outstretched wings; sitting atop images of cannon, cross flags, rifles, indian shield, spear, quiver of arrows, Cuban machete and Sulu kris; under eagle form is the text "For Service" on two lines; top half edges of medal face bordered with text "United States Army"; lower half bordered with thirteen stars.


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to service personnel having participated in China with the Peking Relief Expedition covering the date span of June 20th, 1900 through May 27th, 1901.