BATTLE STREAMERS EARNED BY USS OAKLAND


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Patriotic Medley

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COMBAT ACTION RIBBON

CHINA SERVICE 
MEDAL

AMERICAN
CAMPAIGN MEDAL

ASIATIC/PACIFIC
CAMPAIGN.MEDAL

WORLD WAR II
VICTORY MEDAL
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NAVY OCCUPATION ASIA MEDAL
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PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL
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PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
MEDAL
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No. 138-00
(703)695-0192(media)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2000
(703)697-5737(public/industry)
RETROACTIVE COMBAT ACTION RIBBON ELIGIBILITY FOR
NAVAL VETERANS FROM 1941 TO 1961 ANNOUNCED

Navy and Marine Corps veterans who 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 authorized 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 ground 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 106-65, Danzig can award the CAR to veterans retroactively.  The time period required for submission is being waived in all cases.  Two blocks of time have been designated by Danzig for eligibility of the CAR;

World War II: Dec. 7, 1941 - April 14, 1946,

and Korea: June 27, 1950 - July 27, 1954.

Navy Veterans who served during these periods may write directly to the
Navy Awards Branch for
settlement at:
        Chief of Naval Operations (N09B33)
        2000 Navy Pentagon
        Washington, D.C. 20350-2000
The following information must be provided: Standard Form 180 or cover letter with the following information: full name, social security number, service number (if applicable), period of eligibility, unit assigned at the time, and mailing address.
Copy of Naval Personnel Form 553 or Defense Department (DD) Form 214;
DD-215 (if applicable). Additional substantiating documentation (optional): copies of combat awards; copies of evaluations; muster sheets or orders showing assignment to the unit for the period requested. A special section will handle these requests, but no other awards may be requested in conjunction with the CAR.  Only CAR requests dated after March 15, 2000, and in accordance with the prescribed guidance will be forwarded to the board for decision.  Any prior
requests must be resubmitted. If a veteran cannot provide the required documentation, a request for personal record information must be submitted to the St. Louis Records Center before submitting the request to the Navy Awards
Board. If a veteran desires to address a different period of time, a request to review the period may be sent, with substantiating documentation, to the Navy Board of Decorations and Medals at the above address.
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The Philippine Liberation Medal

is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the U.S. Armed Forces, and recognized guerrilla units by the Philippine Government for service of at  least 30 days in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944 to September 3, 1945.

Philippine Independence Medal

This medal has been awarded to personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces who were previously awarded either the Philippine Defense Medal or the Philippine Liberation Medal, or both.

The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

has also been authorized for all personnel who qualified for either the Philippine Defense Medal or the Philippine Liberation Medal.

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Navy Battle Streamers WW II Pacific Area
8 Silver and 3 Bronze Stars     Revised 15 July 1996 

BATTLE STREAMERS FOR ALL WARS

USS Oakland Battle Streamers (In Blue) 2 Silver 2 Bronze Stars

1. Pearl Harbor-Midway 

2. Wake Island 

3. Philippine Islands operation 

4. Netherlands East Indies engagements 

5. Pacific raids (1942)

6. Coral Sea 

7. Midway 

8. Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings 

9. Capture and defense of Guadalcanal 

10. Makin raid 

11. Eastern Solomons 

12. Buin-Faisi-Tonolai raid 

13. Cape Esperance 

14. Santa Cruz Islands 

15. Guadalcanal (Third Savo) 

16. Tassafaronga 

17. Eastern New Guinea operation 

18. Rennel Island 

19. Consolidation of Solomon Islands 

20. Aleutians operation 

21. New Georgia Group operation 

22. Bismarck Archipelago operation-- 20 Mar 1944 to 27 Mar 1944star

23. Pacific raids (1943) 

24. Treasury-Bougainville operation 

25. Gilbert Islands operation--13 Nov 1943 to 08 Dec 1943star

26. Marshall Islands operation--29 Jan 1944 to 08 Feb 1944star

27. Asiatic-Pacific raids (1944)star

28. Western New Guinea operations-- 20 Apr 1944 to 22 Apr 1944star

29. Marianas operation-- 11 Jun 1944 to 10 Aug 1944star

30. Western Caroline Islands operation-- 06 Sep to 14 Oct 1944star

31. Leyte operation-- 09 Sep 1944 to 24 Sep 1944star

32. Luzon operation--19 Nov 1944 to 25 Nov 1944star

33. Iwo Jima operation 

34. Okinawa Gunto operation--17 Mar 1945 to 11 Jun 1945star

35. Third Fleet operations against Japan-- 10 Jul 1945 to 15 Aug 1945star

36. Kurile Islands operation 

37. Borneo operations 

38. Tinian capture and occupation 

39. Consolidation of the Southern Philippines

40. Hollandia operation-- 21 Apr 1944 to 01 Jun 1944star

41. Manila Bay-Bicol operations 

42. Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations 

43. Submarine War Patrols (Pacific)

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