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  • Description of the Mexican Border Service Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Mexican Border Service Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Mexican Border Service Medal medal

    Picture of the Mexican Border Service Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: July 9th, 1918

    Ribbon Colors: green; yellow; gold; emerald


    Description (Ribbon):

    Two color design with green-to-yellow-to-green order.


    Description (Medal):

    Rounded bronze medal suspended from ribbon by ring. The scene is bordered by a laurel wreath. At center of the medal is a downward-facing Roman gladius sword. To the left of the sword is the text "FOR SERVICE ON" and to the right of the sword is the text "THE MEXICAN BORDER". On the reverse side of the medal is the United States Coat of Arms set above the text "FOR SERVICE". The left of the scene shows crossed rifles while the right of the scene shows cross sabres. The bottom of the scene showcases cross cannons.


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to those military persons serving on the Mexican-U.S. border from the period May 9th, 1916 to March 24h, 1917 as well as those serving with Mexican Border Patrol from January 1st, 1916 to April 6th, 1917. This medal served as an alternate award to those not eligible for the Mexican Service Medal.