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  • Description of the World War 2 Victory Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the World War 2 Victory Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the World War 2 Victory Medal medal

    Picture of the World War 2 Victory Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: July 6th, 1945

    Ribbon Colors: blue; green; orange; red; white; yellow


    Description (Ribbon):

    Thin bands at the ends with a thick red band at center; colors on the edges read as blue, green, yellow, red, yellow, green, blue and white until reaching the center red band. The remaining ribbon area repeats the former colors in reverse order.


    Description (Medal):

    Round bronze medal suspended from ribbon via a loop ring; depicts female Liberation figure at center looking left; her right foot is atop war god's helmet; in her right hand she holts the broken hilt of a sword, in her left hand, the broken blade; to the left of the scene is the word "World" and to the right are the words "War II"; sun rays emit from behind Liberation; REVERSE: At center is a palm branch on its side; above the branch is the text "Freedom From Fear and Want"; under the branch is the text "Freedom of Speech and Religion"; encircling the scene is the text "United States of America 1941 1945"; each word is separated by a bullet point.


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to all service personnel having served between December 7th, 1941 and December 31st, 1946, encompassing America's involvement in World War 2 and related events.