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Help with Military ribbons

June 25th 2012 - 5:36 am

I am trying to find a site that will allow me to look up the army ribbons and military medals that were awarded to a family member, and would appreciate any help with this. I am not sure if I can get replacement medals or if I need to purchase these military awards as replacements. My Grandfather was in WWII and he recieved several military ribbons and military medals, but they were lost in a fire, and we would like to put together a shadow box before too much time passes, and we do not have the information any more. I had heard that there is an organization that could look up this information, and if anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Awarding of Military Ribbons

June 7th 2012 - 7:35 pm

Military ribbons and military medals are merely a symbol of the devotion and dedication that a service member has for his country. The acts of valor that are endured by men and women during times of combat are often achnowledged by the awarding of the Bronze star medal, or the meritorious service medal. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to those that get injured while in a combat situation. There are many other ribbons and military medals that are awarded when one participates in a wartime campaign, and it is not uncommon for a soldier to receive three or four different awards while being deployed. The criteria for many of these military awards is usually different, and very specific to locations and time periods. In addition to specific theater military ribbons and Medals, there are the awarding of ribbons for overseas service, and joint service.