Commemorative Medals — 225 Years of American Tradition

The United States Government, State Governments, Veterans Organizations, private mints and individuals have a long tradition of striking commemorative medals to recognize and honor specific military victories, historical events and military service to our great Republic. Until the 20th Century the United States did not issue military service medals recognizing service by veterans in the […]

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Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Service: Navy, Marine Corps Instituted: 1961/1967 Criteria: Meritorious service or achievement in a combat or noncombat situation based on sustained performance of a superlative nature Devices: Bronze Letter “V” (for valor), Gold, Silver Star Notes: Originally a ribbon only award: “Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement Award with Ribbon” Marine Corps Achievement Medal – […]

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