Knowing Your Gulf War Medals

Gulf War Medals List of Desert Storm and Desert Shield Medals and descriptions Click here to get yours NDSM NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL 1990-95 (Persian Gulf War Period) Criteria: 120 consecutive days of service participating in, or any honorable active duty service. President Bush issued an Executive Order 12776 on October 8, 1991 authorizing award […]

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Military Medal Racks and Ribbon Racks

With Memorial Day and the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s time to make sure your medal rack or ribbon rack is up to date and correct.  Whether you’re participating in a memorial service, marching in a parade, or simply want your dress uniform to look its best, a properly laid out medal […]

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After 70 Years, Veteran Receives Lost Dog Tags

Dog tags, which are primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers during a war, carry an emotional connection for many soldiers and veterans. During the nineteenth century, soldiers in the military would pin paper notes with their name and home address to their coats or stitched identification into their bags or belts. […]

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Army Retirement Medal

Army Retirement Medal

United States Army Officers receive ribbons upon entering into the United States Army, but not upon leaving; however, one officer is looking to honor veterans across their lifespan. On April 10th, 1981 the Secretary of the Army established the Army Service Ribbon, which is awarded to members of the United States Army, Army Reserve, and […]

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