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As is the case with every soldier, every medal has a story to tell.

Below are showcased the various medals / ribbons that have been awarded to members of the United States military throughout the nation's history. The colors showcased for each are only representative of their real-life counterparts as age / fading may present differences, sometimes making precise identification difficult. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order (with the exception of the four most popular being listed first). Details on the military ranks of each respective American service.

Ribbon graphics are © MilitaryFactory.com and not for reuse.
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Thumbnail picture of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal ribbon
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal ribbon
Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Air Force Airman's Medal ribbon
Air Force Airman's Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Air Medal ribbon
Air Medal
Thumbnail picture of the American Campaign Medal ribbon
American Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the American Defense Service Medal ribbon
American Defense Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Antartica Service Medal ribbon
Antartica Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army Achievement Medal ribbon
Army Achievement Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army Commendation Medal ribbon
Army Commendation Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army Occupation of Germany, WW1 ribbon
Army Occupation of Germany, WW1
Thumbnail picture of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal ribbon
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal ribbon
Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal ribbon
Army of Occupation of Puerto Rico Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Army of Occupation Service Medal, WW2 Medal ribbon
Army of Occupation Service Medal, WW2
Thumbnail picture of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG) ribbon
Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG)
Thumbnail picture of the Bronze Star Medal ribbon
Bronze Star Medal
Thumbnail picture of the China Campaign Medal ribbon
China Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Civil War Campaign ribbon
Civil War Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon
Distinguished Flying Cross
Thumbnail picture of the Distinguished Service Cross ribbon
Distinguished Service Cross
Thumbnail picture of the Distinguished Service Medal ribbon
Distinguished Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal ribbon
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Good Conduct Medal (Army) ribbon
Good Conduct Medal (Army)
Thumbnail picture of the Guardian Medal, The (USCG) ribbon
Guardian Medal, The (USCG)
Thumbnail picture of the Indian Campaign Medal ribbon
Indian Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon
Iraq Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Joint Service Achievement ribbon
Joint Service Achievement
Thumbnail picture of the Joint Service Commendation ribbon
Joint Service Commendation
Thumbnail picture of the Korean Service Medal ribbon
Korean Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Kosovo Campaign Medal ribbon
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Legion of Merit ribbon
Legion of Merit
Thumbnail picture of the Legion of Merit (USCG) ribbon
Legion of Merit (USCG)
Thumbnail picture of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) ribbon
Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift)
Thumbnail picture of the Medal of Honor ribbon
Medal of Honor
Thumbnail picture of the Meritorious Service Medal ribbon
Meritorious Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Mexican Border Service Medal ribbon
Mexican Border Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Mexican Service Medal ribbon
Mexican Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the National Defense Service Medal ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, WW2 ribbon
Navy Occupation Service Medal, WW2
Thumbnail picture of the Philippine Campaign Medal ribbon
Philippine Campaign Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Philippine Congressional Medal ribbon
Philippine Congressional Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Plaque of Merit ribbon
Plaque of Merit (USCG)
Thumbnail picture of the Prisoner of War ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Purple Heart ribbon
Purple Heart
Thumbnail picture of the Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army) ribbon
Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army)
Thumbnail picture of the Silver Star ribbon
Silver Star
Thumbnail picture of the Soldier's Medal ribbon
Soldier's Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Southwest Asia Service Medal ribbon
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Spanish Campaign Medal (Army) ribbon
Spanish Campaign Medal (Army)
Thumbnail picture of the Spanish War Service Medal ribbon
Spanish War Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Vietnam Service Medal ribbon
Vietnam Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the Women's Army Corps Service Medal ribbon
Women's Army Corps Service Medal
Thumbnail picture of the World War 1 Victory Medal ribbon
World War 1 Victory Medal
Thumbnail picture of the World War 2 Victory Medal ribbon
World War 2 Victory Medal

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