BATTLE STREAMERS EARNED BY
COMBAT ACTION RIBBON
WORLD WAR II
NAVY OCCUPATION ASIA MEDAL
PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL
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
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.
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.
8 Silver and 3 Bronze Stars Revised 15 July 1996
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
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)
17. Eastern New Guinea operation
18. Rennel Island
19. Consolidation of Solomon Islands
20. Aleutians operation
21. New Georgia Group operation
23. Pacific raids (1943)
24. Treasury-Bougainville operation
33. Iwo Jima operation
36. Kurile Islands operation
37. Borneo operations
38. Tinian capture and occupation
39. Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
41. Manila Bay-Bicol operations
42. Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations
43. Submarine War Patrols (Pacific)
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