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    European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
    European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

    Authorized on November 6, 1942, as amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 days of consecutive (60 days nonconsecutive) service within the European Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945 (lesser periods qualify if individual was in actual combat against the enemy during this period).
    The front of the bronze medal shows a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) unloading troops while under fire with an airplane overhead. The reverse has the American eagle, symbol of power, standing on a rock, symbol of stability, with the inscription, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and dates, “1941-1945.”

    Designated Army (& AAF) campaigns for the
    European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal are as follows:
    Algeria-French Morocco, 1942
    Egypt-Libya, 1942-1943
    Tunisia, 1942-1943
    Air Offensive, Europe, 1942-1944
    Sicily, 1943
    Naples-Foggia, 1943-1944
    Anzio, 1944
    Rome-Arno, 1944
    Normandy, 1944
    Northern France, 1944
    Southern France, 1944
    North Apennines, 1944-1945
    Rhineland, 1944-1945
    Ardennes-Alsace, 1944-1945
    Central Europe, 1945
    Po Valley, 1945
    Air Combat, 1941-1945
    Antisubmarine, 1941-1945
    Ground Combat, 1941-1945

    Designated Navy and Marine Corps campaigns for the
    European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal are as follows:
    Reinforcement of Malta, 1942
    North African Occupation, 1942-1943
    Sicilian Occupation, 1943
    Salerno Landings, 1943
    West Coast of Italy Operations, 1944
    Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    Northeast Greenland Operation, 1944
    Invasion of Southern France, 1944
    Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard
    special operations, 1941-1944


    Three-sixteenth inch diameter bronze and silver stars denoted participation in the specific campaigns described below. A bronze arrowhead indicated participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing. The ribbon’s central blue, white and red stripes represent the United States. The wide green stripes represent the green fields of Europe, the brown edges represent the African desert sands, the thin green, white, and red stripes represent Italy and the thin black and white stripes represent Germany.

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