Legion of Merit: Details and Eligibility

A very illustrious award, the Legion of Merit is a medal awarded by the U.S. Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Homeland Security. The Legion of Merit medal was authorized by Congress in 1942 to award members of the Armed Forces for exceptionally meritorious conduct and outstanding service. In order of precedence it […]

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U.S. Military Medals Created During WWII

World War II lasted for six years and one day and involved almost all the world’s countries, divided by the Axis and Allied powers. The Second World War is noted as the deadliest wars with 50 to 85 million fatalities. As the war raged on the U.S. Congress created military medals to honor the service […]

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Iconic Morale Patches and Their Meanings

Morale patches have been present in the U.S. military since WWI and WWII with the development of division and insignia patches, spearheaded by the 81st Division, the Wildcats. Besides rank, there was no other way to determine U.S. soldiers apart by division or unit. After the creation of rank, unit, and division patches, came along […]

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