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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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