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This is from a 1942 Insignia and Decoration Book.

 

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Soldier's Medal

American Service

Distinguished Flying Cross

Purple Heart

Distinguished Service Medal

Cuban Occupation

Spanish War Service

Spanish Campaign

Indian Campaign

China Campaign

Phillippine (Congressional)

Phillippine Campaign

Puerto Rican Campaign

Victory (World War)

Mexican Border Service

Mexican Service

Cuban Pacification

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I cannot for the life of me find it, but I remember somebody posting on here an unknown ribbon on a USAAF 4-pocket officer's jacket (I think he flew in the 9th) anyways the ribbon in question was a

 

"Reserve Officer" Ribbon or Officer's Reserve Club/Association or something along those lines.

 

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I'll add this ribbon from Allan H's ribbon identification thread:

 

This is the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

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Received in a recent eBay lot with WWII ribbon racks. Said to have come from a LTC. The 15 years and 20 years medals were sold to someone else.

 

New York NY National Guard Long & Faithful Service (obsolete) 20 years ribbon (bronze); 30 years ribbon (gold); 15 years medal (bronze); 20 years medal (gold)

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I'll add this ribbon from Allan H's ribbon identification thread:

 

 

This is the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

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Most of the SAR medals use the same pattern ribbon as this...even the membership badge. The ROTC and JROTC medals as well.


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Here are the british ones you are most likely to encounter WW1

 

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The British War Medal 1914-18 united-kingdom701.gif


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Canadian special service medals German WW2 wound badges and wound medals/badges from every other nation

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WW2

 

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Defence Medal united-kingdom663.gif

 

Canadian Voluntary Service Medal it can be found with or without the maple leaf canada022.gif

 

War Medal 1939-45 May be found with an oakleaf signifying a Mention In Dispatches united-kingdom667.gif


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Medals for bravery WW1/2

 

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The Distinguished Flying Cross for officers Air Force only united-kingdom631.gif

 

The Military Cross for officers Army only united-kingdom630.gif

 

The Distinguished Service Cross for officers Navy only united-kingdom628.gif

 

The Distinguished Service Medal enlisted Navy only united-kingdom750.gif

 

The Military Medal enlisted Army only united-kingdom751.gif


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Orders of Merit

 

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Thought I would add this one since I spent the last hour looking for "sparkly navy ribbon"

 

 

 

NATO Article 5 medal for Operation Active Endeavour

 

Here is the link for the other NATO Ribbons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Medal

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Some Canadian ones that might show up from time to time

 

The Order Of Canada

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L-R Companion(CC) ,Officer(OC) Member(CM)

 

The Order Of Military Merit

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L-R Commander (CMM), Officer (OMM), and Member (MMM)

 

The Star Of Courage (SC)

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The Medal Of Bravery (MB)

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The Meritorious Service Cross (MSC)

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Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)

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I just want to say this is the only ribbon bar that I've ever seen that has the China Liberation Ribbon AND the WW2 Occupation ribbon. Great piece!

 

Probably also one of the only army sets that I've seen with the China Liberation ribbon. I guess most CBI army and USAAF guys were eligible, but I always see it on navy and marine bars.


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I just want to say this is the only ribbon bar that I've ever seen that has the China Liberation Ribbon AND the WW2 Occupation ribbon. Great piece!

 

I pulled it off google but I'm pretty sure it is [or was] in hands of CNY Militaria. Looks like USAF blue backing, as well, making that pretty late to see the China liberation ribbon. A VERY intriguing piece.

 

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I pulled it off google but I'm pretty sure it is [or was] in hands of CNY Militaria. Looks like USAF blue backing, as well, making that pretty late to see the China liberation ribbon. A VERY intriguing piece.

 

Rob

Air Force makes sense, it does seem as though there was a heck of a lot more guys with the USAAF in the CBI area than army guys.


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This ribbon, bottom right, was listed in this post as a US Military Legion ribbon. It's not like the ubiquitous VFW or American Legion ribbons and could be a head-scratcher. I also can't find anything about a US Military Legion.

 

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Here are the NATO ribbons by the way this site http://www.medals.org.uk/index.htm

is a great reference for ribbons of the wide world

 

 

 

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OSCE Medal ,NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslavia, NATO Medal for Kosovo ,NATO Medal for Macedonia

 

NATO Medal (Article 5 - Eagle Assist Operation), NATO Medal (Article 5 - Active Endeavour Operation), NATO Medal (Non-Article 5 - Operations in the Balkans)


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China Liberation at lower right has been shown a couple times, but the rest of these Chinese awards need to be shown:

 

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This may sound a bit odd but I have tried putting together an identification system by colors and numbers using the EIA color code. Every color has a number from 0-9 and so far it has enabled me to at least number many ribbons/medals. As with any system it has its flaws but then again so do I...


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I have seen this on some ww2 ribbon bars recently and was wondering if there was a rhyme or reason for it.

One of the most asked about ribbons:

The Unofficial World War I Victory Ribbon:


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These are variants of the Unofficial WWI Victory Ribbon. This is one of the ribbons that I've seen asked to be identified the most. It's the ribbon to the right of the WWI Victory ribbon in the pictures.

 

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Based on the position of the China Liberation/Occupation ribbon among the foreign ribbons on this rack, does that mean this was awarded by the government of China?

 

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This is the WWII China Occupation Ribbon. This one pops up every once in a while as well.

 

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Col. William Maine Hutson, military adviser to the Nationalist Army during WWII, wearing the China Occupation Ribbon. It may just be the lighting since the ribbons are encased in plastic, but it looks to me like their may be two star devices on the ribbon.

 

http://www.macarthurmemorial.org/la_william_hutson.asp

 

 

 

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