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If You Have Any Of The Medals Below You  Meet The Eligibility Requirements Of The VFW

Campaign Medal Military Service Period During Which Issued
World War I Victory
(with Battle or Service Clasp including Siberia and European Russia)
Army 06 Apr. 1917
01 Apr. 1920
  Navy 06 Apr. 1917
30 Mar. 1920
Army of Occupation of Germany Army 12 Nov. 1918
11 July 1923
Second Nicaraguan Campaign Navy 27 Aug. 1926
02 Jan. 1933
Yangtze Service Navy 03 Sept. 1926
21 Oct. 1927
01 Mar. 1930
31 Dec. 1932
China Service Navy 07 July 1937
07 Sept. 1939
02 Sept. 1945
01 Apr. 1957
American Defense Service
(with Foreign Service Clasp)
Army-Navy 08 Sept. 1939
07 Dec. 1941
American Campaign
(30 consecutive days or 60 days non-consecutive duty outside continental limits of the United States
Army-Navy 07 Dec. 1941
02 Mar. 1946
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Army-Navy 07 Dec. 1941
02 Mar. 1946
European-African
Middle Eastern Campaign
Army-Navy 07 Dec. 1941
08 Nov. 1945
Army of Occupation
30 consecutive days
Italy 09 May 1945
15 Sept. 1947
  Germany (except West Berlin) 09 May 1945
05 May 1955
  Germany (West Berlin) 09 May 1945
02 Oct. 1990
  Austria 09 May 1945
27 July 1955
  Korea 03 Sept. 1945
29 June 1949
  Japan 03 Sept. 1945
27 Apr. 1952
Navy Occupation Service Medal Italy 08 May 1945
15 Dec. 1947
  Trieste 08 May 1945
26 Oct. 1954
  Germany (except West Berlin) 08 May 1945
05 May 1955
  Austria 08 May 1945
25 Oct. 1955
  Asiatic Pacific 02 Sept. 1945
27 Apr. 1952
Korean Service Medal Army, Navy, Air Force 27 June 1950
27 July 1954
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Berlin 14 Aug. 1961
01 June 1963
  Lebanon 01 July 1958
01 Nov. 1958
  Quemoy and Matsu Islands 23 Aug. 1958
01 June 1963
  Taiwan Straits 23 Aug. 1958
01 Jan. 1959
  Congo 14 July 1960
01 Sept. 1962
23-27 Nov. 1964
  Laos 19 Apr. 1961
07 Oct. 1962
  Vietnam 01 July 1958
03 July 1965
  Cuba 24 Oct. 1962
01 June 1963
  Dominican Republic 28 Apr. 1965
21 Sept. 1966
  Korea 01 Oct. 1966
30 June 1974
  Cambodia 29 Mar. 1973
15 Aug. 1973
  Thailand (in direct support of Cambodia Operation) 29 Mar. 1973
15 Aug. 1973
  Evacuation of Cambodia 11-13 Apr. 1975
  Evacuation of Vietnam 29-30 Apr. 1975
  Mayaguez Operation 15 May 1975
  Grenada Operation 23 Oct. 1983
21 Nov. 1983
  Lebanon 01 June 1983
01 Dec. 1987
  Libyan Operation-
El Dorado Canyon
12-17 Apr. 1986
  Persian Gulf-Operation Earnest Will 24 July 1987
02 Aug. 1990
  Panama-Operation Just Cause 20 Dec. 1989
31 Jan. 1990
  Somalia-Operation Restore Hope 05 Dec. 1992
31 Mar. 1995
  Haiti-Operation Uphold Democracy 16 Sept. 1994
31 Mar. 1995
  Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Arabian Gulf, Red Sea 01 Dec. 1995
Indeterminate
  Ed Salvador 01 Jan. 1981
01 Feb. 1992
  Bosnia-Operation Joint Endeavor 20 Nov. 1995
20 Dec. 1996
  Operation Joint Guard 20 Dec. 1996
Indeterminate
  Operation Vigilant Sentinel (Persian Gulf) 01 Dec. 1995
15 Feb. 1997
  Operation Northern Watch (Iraq) 01 Jan. 1997
Indeterminate
  Persian Gulf intercept operations 01 Dec. 1995
Indeterminate
Navy & Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal Thailand Military Operation 16 May 1962
10 Aug. 1962
  Cuban Military Operation 03 Jan. 1961
23 Oct. 1962
  Iranian, Yemen & Indian Ocean Operation 08 Dec. 1978
06 June 1979
21 Nov. 1979
20 Oct. 1981
  Lebanon 20 Aug. 1982
31 May 1983
  Libyan Expedition 20 Jan. 1986
27 June 1986
  Persian Gulf 01 Feb. 1987
23 July 1987
  Panama - (pre and post invasion) 01 Apr. 1988
19 Dec. 1989
01 Feb. 1990
13 June 1990
  Liberia (Operation Sharp Edge) 05 Aug. 1990
21 Feb. 1991
  Rwanda (Operation Distant Runner) (11th Marine Expeditionary Unit USS Peleliu) 07-18 Apr. 1994
Vietnam Service Medal   04 July 1965
28 Mar. 1973
Southwest Asia Service Medal (Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm) Combat areas of operation only 02 Aug. 1990
30 Nov. 1995
  Personnel assigned to support units serving in Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Jordan 17 Jan. 1991
30 Nov. 1995
Combat Action Ribbon   01 Mar. 1961
Indeterminate
Combat Infantry Badge & Combat Medical Badge   06 Dec. 1941
Indeterminate
Korean Service
(no campaign medal issued)
Service on the Korean Peninsula, or in its territorial waters for thirty (30) consecutive or sixty (60) non-consecutive days. 30 June 1949
indeterminate.