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National Defense Service Medal

$14.95
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Item No:
F057
National Defense Service Medal. Instituted: 1953 Qualifying Dates: 1950-54 (Korean War period), 1961-74 (Vietnam War Period) , 1990-95 (Persian Gulf War Period), 2001-TBD (War on Terror period) Often abbreviated on a DD214 as NDSM Criteria: Any honorable active duty service anywhere during any of the above periods. (Reserves After 8 Oct 1991) On 8 October 1991, President Bush issued an Executive Order authorizing award of the medal to all members of the Reserve forces whether or not on active duty. Until 1987, Army only used a bronze oak leaf cluster to denote an additional award. At this time, it began using bronze stars as the other services did.
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National Defense Service Medal. Instituted: 1953 Qualifying Dates: 1950-54 (Korean War period), 1961-74 (Vietnam War Period) , 1990-95 (Persian Gulf War Period), 2001-TBD (War on Terror period) Often abbreviated on a DD214 as NDSM Criteria: Any honorable active duty service anywhere during any of the above periods. (Reserves After 8 Oct 1991) On 8 October 1991, President Bush issued an Executive Order authorizing award of the medal to all members of the Reserve forces whether or not on active duty. Until 1987, Army only used a bronze oak leaf cluster to denote an additional award. At this time, it began using bronze stars as the other services did.
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