Dates Awarded: 1937-1939, 1945-1957
Criteria: Service ashore in China or on-board naval vessels during either of the above periods
Devices: Bronze Star
The China Service Medal was authorized by the Department of the Navy on August, 23 1940 for members of the Navy and Marine Corps who served in China or were attached to ships in the area during the period July 7, 1937 to September 7, 1939. The second period was for those who were present for duty during operations in China, Taiwan and the Formosa Straits during the period September 2, 1947 to April 1, 1957.
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