Authorized under Executive Order 10179 by President Harry S. Truman on November 8th, 1950.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954 under and of the following conditions:
-Within the territorial limits of Korea in waters immediately adjacent thereto: or
-With a unit under the operational control of the Commander-in-Chief, Far East, other than those units within the territorial limits of Korea, which has been designated by the Commander-in-Chief, Far East, as having directly supported the military efforts in Korea; or
-Was furnished an individual certificate by the Commander-in-Chief, Far East, testifying to material contribution made in direct support of the military efforts in Korea.
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