There are a handful of U.S. military medals and ribbons that signify whether a service member has served abroad. One such decoration is the Expeditionary Medal, which is awarded to military personnel for their deployment to a foreign country and active participation in a conflict.
September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever be etched into the minds of civilians and military members alike. It was a clear, sunny morning and a regular Tuesday until America was attacked by the terrorist group Al Qaeda. Since that terrible day, the United States has deployed 2.77 million service members across the […]
John K. LaTourneau volunteered to join the Navy in April of 1969 at the young age of 18. His service began when he was stationed in San Diego, California aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk as a Boatswain’s Mate. During his service LaTourneau earned a Navy Unit Commendation award, traveled the world, made friends and fought […]
So, you’ve recently come into possession of a family member’s old military medals, one of which is a Commendation Medal. Or perhaps you know that a relative is going to be awarded a Commendation Medal and want to show the appropriate level of interest for their achievement.
50 Years After the War: The Travel Back to Europe 1993 marked 50 years after the fatal day where his B-17 was shot down and he was captured by Germans. In June 1993 Walter Ram and his son traveled back to Europe, where Walter revisited his prison camp and visited the final resting place of […]