Authorized by Executive Order 10448 by President Harry Truman on April 22nd, 1953.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
It is awarded for honorable active military service as a member of the armed forces of the United States including the Coast Guard, during the following periods:
-June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954 - Korean War timeframe
-Jan. 1, 1961 to Aug. 14, 1974 - Vietnam War timeframe
-Aug. 2, 1990 to Nov. 30, 1995 - Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM timeframe
-Sept. 11, 2001 to a date to be determined - Terrorism attacks on the U.S./Global War on Terrorism
-Service members who earned the medal during the first qualifying period, and who again became entitled to the medal, wear a bronze star on the ribbon to denote the second award of the medal.
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