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United States service medals of the World Wars

United States service medals of the World Wars are U.S. military medals which were created solely for recognizing service in the First World War and World War II. Such medals are no longer awarded, but are still referred to in various publications, manuals, and award precedence charts as many veterans still display them as part of veteran functions and ceremonies.

The following service medals were awarded for service in the World Wars and for occupational duty following the end of each war.


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    • Victory medals 1.1
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    • Campaign medals 1.3
    • Occupation medals 1.4

Service medals

Victory medals

World War I Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal

Service medals

American Defense Service Medal Women's Army Corps Service Medal

Campaign medals

American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Occupation medals

Army of Occupation
of Germany Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal Medal for Humane Action
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