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Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal (Ribbon)
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Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal
Awarded by United States Merchant Marine
Type Individual Award
Awarded for Service in during the conflict in Korea.
Campaign Korean War
Status inactive
Statistics
Established July 24, 1956
Total awarded 2,000+
Precedence
Next (higher) Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone Medal
Equivalent Korean Service Medal
Next (lower) Merchant Marine Vietnam Service Medal
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Merchant Marine Korean Service ribbon

The Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal (Ribbon) is a decoration of the United States Merchant Marine awarded for service during the Korean War.

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History

The decoration was created by the United States Maritime Administration on July 24, 1956.[1]

Conditions

The decoration is awarded to officers and men for service aboard merchant vessels flying the American flag in waters adjacent to Korea between June 30, 1950 and September 30, 1953, during the conflict in Korea.

Prior to 1992, the Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal was a ribbon-only decoration. Later, a medal was affixed to the ribbon. The following is a design note: "the torii gate and taeguk are traditionally associated with Korea. The ship's chain alludes to maritime service."[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Evans Kerrgan. Orders and Decorations of the United States. Mallard Press, NY 1990. p. 70.
  2. ^ http://www.marad.dot.gov/mariners_landing_page/mariner_medals/mariner_medals.htm

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