World War II Victory Medal (United States)

military award of the United States

The World War II Victory Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was created by an Act of Congress on 6 July 1945 (Public Law 135, 79th Congress).[1][2]

World War II Victory Medal
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World War II Victory Medal
Awarded by Department of War and Department of the Navy
TypeMilitary service medal
EligibilityServed in the armed forces between the dates of 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946.
StatusRetired
Precedence
Next (higher)European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
EquivalentMerchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
Next (lower)Army of Occupation Medal or
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Ribbon for World War II Victory Medal

Streamer for World War II Victory Medal
Service ribbon (top) and campaign streamer (bottom)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards" (PDF). Headquarters Department of the Army. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 5 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "World War II Victory Medal". The Institute of Heraldry: Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the ARMY. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)