United States Medals


World War II Victory Medal,
the back reads
“FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION 1941 – 1945”

American Campaign Asiatic Pacific Campaign

European African Middle Eastern Campaign

Army Good Conduct,
which reads
"EFFICIENCY-HONOR-FIDELITY"
the back reads
"For Good Conduct"

Navy Good Conduct,
which reads
"UNITED STATES NAVY"
and shows the ship Constitution.  The back reads
"FIDELITY-ZEAL-OBEDIENCE"

Campaign or theater ribbons were awarded with battle stars for campaigns served.
Mulitiple award of the same medal was signified via an oak leaf as seen on ribbons.

 

Expert Infantry Badge


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Combat Infantry Badge

 



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Air Medal Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart
which reads
"For MILITARY MERIT"
Presidential Unit Citation

The discharge pin. Commonly known as the ruptured duck. The discharge symbol also come in a diamond shaped cloth version, which was sewn on the uniform.

 


Qualification or rating badges, a list of specific weapons in which the wearer was qualified were linked below the rating.  The number of weapons possible was quite high.

The ratings from left to right:

MARKSMAN SHARPSHOOTER EXPERT

 



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