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Philippine Defense Medal (PDM)



Entry Last Edited: 09/07/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Philippine Defense Medal military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1943


General Description:
Covers combat service during World War 2 in defense of the Philippines from December 8th, 1941 until June 15th, 1942. Ribbon is primarily of red coloring with thick white stripes toward center and three white stars at center.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"If the person was a member of the Bataan or Manila Bay forces or of a unit, ship, or airplane under enemy attack; or assigned or stationed in Philippine waters for at least 30 calendar days during this period then they are eligible for the Philippine Defense Medal. A person who meets both conditions above is authorized to wear a bronze service star on the ribbon."


User Tags Detailing this Ribbon:
ww2    red    white    usaf    philippines    united states



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