Date Authorized: November 8th, 1985.
Ribbon Colors: black; white; red
Striped ribbon in order red-white-black-white-black-white-black-white-red.
Rounded bronze form; scene depicts spread eagle encircled by barbed wire and bayonet points. Reverse side has upper text reading "AWARDED TO" while center of medal reads "FOR HONORABLE SERVICE WHILE A PRISONER OF WAR". Above the latter text is a space for engraving recipient's name. Under the text is the U.S. Coat of Arms. Bordering the bottom edge of the medal is the text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".
Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.