History of the Army Commendation Medal

Eligibility Army Commendation Medal, abbreviated and often called ‘ARCOM’, was instituted in 1945 and was awarded retroactively to those who served after December 6, 1941. The ARCOM is awarded to those who have served with the U.S. Army and have demonstrated heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service. The Army Commendation Medal was one of the […]

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How Do I Order Medals for Someone Else?

Military medals and awards are hard-earned achievements that deserve to be celebrated and honored. Gifting a loved one their medals and awards is a thoughtful gesture that can last a lifetime and be passed down from generations to come. Creating such a complex and meaningful gift can be difficult, especially if you aren’t exactly sure […]

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The World of U.S. Army Insignia

Ever since the Revolutionary War soldiers have been presented with awards and medals for their heroic actions and bravery. From that point forward the military has put emphasis on awarding its members for their service other than medals, especially after WWI and WWII. Medals of America’s ranks, badges, and army insignia is modeled after the […]

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