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Yet another ribbon request

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Stamp, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Stamp

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    Folks,

    Another ribbon request for you to tackle. I've got one identified (the yellow one on right). Anyone know what the one on the left is?

    What I know: the gentleman wearing these served from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific on the USS DOBBIN (AD-3).

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. R Leonard

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    American Campaign Medal

    " . . . authorized Nov. 6, 1942, by Executive Order No. 9265 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The medal was issued to commemorate the service performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard who served during the periods and in the areas designated below.

    "Effective Oct. 12, 1945, service members who served in the continental United States for an aggregate period of one year between Dec. 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, inclusive, may be awarded the American Campaign Medal under such regulations as the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe.

    "The geographical definitions of the American Campaign Area is: East boundary. -- From the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude, thence sough along that meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole. West boundary -- From the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaskan boundary to the Pacific Ocean. thence south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 100th meridian west longitude to the South Pole." - American Campaign Medal
     
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  3. Skipper

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    Thanks R Leonard , you beat me on that one. Good show!
     
  4. Stamp

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    R Leonard,

    Thank you very much for the fast turnaround. Nice site, guys. Looking forward to looking it over and occasionally contributing.

    I'm trying to learn a lot more about my father's service. He wasn't in long but had some interesting stories to tell...

    Keep up the good work!

    Stamp
     

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