THE BATTLES STARS EARNED BY USS OAKLAND
Emirau Island 20- 27 March 1944
SERVICE MEDALS EARNED BY USS OAKLAND
Combat Action Ribbon
Attention NAVY and MARINE CORPS Veterans: On 5 Oct 1999, the Secretary of the Navy authorized the Combat Action Ribbon retroactively to Navy and Marine Corps members who participated in combat from 7 Dec 1941 to present. This award had previously been retroactive only to 1 Mar 1961. E-mail now to obtain your ribbon - USAIHP On the subject line type: Combat Action Ribbon
Navy and Marine Corps
served in combat in or after World War II are
now eligible to receive the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR). Secretary
of the Navy Richard Danzig has recently
this award for those who served in combat,
but never received their CAR. "At a time when we are focusing on the contributions
of these great Americans, this seems especially fitting," said Danzig. In
order to be eligible for the CAR, veterans must have participated in
or surface combat after Dec. 6, 1941, but
before March 1, 1961, and cannot already have
been recognized for the same participation. Under Public Law
can award the CAR to veterans retroactively. The time period
World War II: Dec. 7,
1941 - April
Navy Veterans who served
these periods may write directly to the Navy Awards
Branch for settlement at:
China Service Medal
Criteria: Service ashore in China or on-board naval vessels during either time periods.
1. The commemorative purposes for which the China Service Medal was established and authorized by General Order No. 176, dated 1 July 1942, are extended to include the services performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard during the operations in China subsequent to 2 September 1945, and until a terminal date to be designated. It is further provided that the Secretary of the Navy may tender this medal to personnel of the Army or other components of the Armed Forces of the United States for service which he may determine to be commensurate to and consistent with the services for which the award is made to personnel in the naval service, and this provision for tender shall apply for all periods of time for which award of this medal is authorized.
2. The medal will
to individual who shall have been attached to, present,
and serving on permanent duty with an organization of the naval
3. Organizations will, consistent with the above dates, be credited with qualifying service for services performed on shore in China and such adjacent islands and territories as are recognized to be Chinese, or in ships operating in such territorial waters or contiguous ocean areas, or in aircraft based upon and operating from such territories or ships.
4. The China Service
not be awarded for any service for which another
service medal is authorized except as provided in paragraph 2
and not more than one medal shall be
to any individual. No clasps, distinguishing
devices, or other insignia are authorized to be worn on the corresponding
service ribbon except that individuals to whom the medal has been or
may be awarded for service performed under General Order No. 176, of 1
July 1942, shall upon becoming eligible
this award for service performed
5. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as altering or otherwise affecting the condition for which the China Service Medal was awarded by General Order No. 176, of 1 July 1942, except as providing for tender to other services as provided in Paragraph 1 above (ALNAV 25 of 22 Jan. 1947; Navy Department General Order No. 255 of 28 Jan. 1948.)
American Campaign Medal
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or, an aggregate service of one year within the Continental United States during the same period under the following circumstances:
-- On permanent assignment outside the continental limits of the United States; or,
-- On permanent assignment as a member of a crew of a vessel sailing ocean waters for a period of 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days; or,
-- For service outside the continental limits of the United States in a passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 non consecutive days; or,
-- For service in active combat against the enemy and awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the commanding general of a corps, higher unit, or independent force that the individual actually participated in combat; or,
-- For service within
limits of the United States for an aggregate period
of one year.
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded to personnel for service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946 under any of the following conditions:
(1) On permanent assignment.
(2) In a passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 days not consecutive.
(3) In active combat against the enemy and was awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the commanding general of a corps, higher unit, or independent force that he actually participated in combat.
b. The eastern boundary of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater is from the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, then south and southeast along the Alaska boundary to the Pacific Ocean, then south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, then southeast to the intersection of the Equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, then to the South Pole. The western boundary of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater is from the North Pole south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the east boundary of Iran, then south along the Iran boundary to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, then south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole. The Asiatic-Pacific Theater included Alaska, Hawaii, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Asia.
World War II Victory Medal
6 July 1945.)
Navy Occupation Service Medal
To commemorate the services performed by the personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard in the occupation of the territories of the enemies of the United States during World War II, and subsequent to the surrender of those enemies, the Navy Occupation Service Medal was established and will be awarded to individuals of the above-named services who participated in such occupation according to the requirements of eligibility hereinafter set forth. It is further provided that the Secretary of the Navy may tender this medal to personnel of the Army or other components of the Armed Forces of the United States for services which he may determine to be commensurate and consistent with the service for which the award is made to personnel in the naval service.
Medal shall not be awarded for any service for which
another medal is authorized. Not more than one Navy Occupation Service
Medal will be awarded to any individual regardless of whether service
been performed in different areas or
at different interval of time. Appropriate clasps
marked "Europe" and "Asia" are authorized to be attached to the ribbon
of the medal to denote service in Europe
Asia, respectively. No distinctive
Established by the War Department in 1946 and awarded to members of the US Army and Air Force for thirty days or more consecutive service in the Occupation Forces.
Occupation Zone limits:
Austria -- 09 May
1945-02 Jul 1955
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be met:
-- Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands from October 7-20, 1944; or,
-- Participation in any engagement against the enemy during the Philippine Liberation Campaign; or,
-- Service in the Philippine Islands or in ships in Philippine wates for not less than 30 days during the period of October 17, 1944 to September 2, 1945.
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