Background and History – USMC Awards

The Continental Marines were established by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775. The resolution called for the recruitment of two battalions. The uniform of the Continental Marines was a green cutaway coat with either white or scarlet facings and waistcoat, light-colored breeches, wool stockings with black gaiters, a round black hat […]

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Army Air Assault Badge

Army Air Assault Badge Description: An oxidized silver badge 3/4 inch in height and 1-17/32 inches in width, consisting of a helicopter, frontal view, superimposed upon a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward. Symbolism: The wings suggest flight and together with the helicopter symbolize individual skills and qualifications in assault landings utilizing the […]

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Combat Action Badge

Silver oxide (pewter), Mirror and Black finishes. Approximately 2 3/4″ width. The Combat Action Badge be awarded to any soldier performing assigned duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized; must have engaged the enemy; and must not be assigned/attached to a unit that would qualify the soldier for […]

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