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Most service stars on Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal?

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I've always found this a very interesting medal because it was awarded to those who participated in some smaller scale and more obscure conflicts. It seems possible that a soldier could have been awarded three or more service stars especially if he was in an advisory position. The most I have seen is two. Have any of you seen more than two service stars on this ribbon and what conflicts were they for?

Rev. Jake

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I have a grouping to a Marine Enlisted Navigator with 3 stars on his AFEM - Pre 1965 Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba



"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller




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I received the basic award and two additional stars for the Evacuation of Phnom Penh, Evacuation of Saigon and Mayaguez Incident -- all within a short span (11 Apr-15 May 1975). Anyone in the area at that time could easily have added another star down the road.

Jeff Floyd

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