Army Commendation Medal Anodized full size
Instituted: 1945 and is retroactive to 1941
Criteria: Heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service
Devices: Bronze letter "V", Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Authorized as a commendation ribbon and awarded to members of the Army for heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service after December 6, 1941. It was meant for award where the Bronze Star Medal was not appropriate, i.e., outside of operational areas.
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