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Military Decorations Medals - The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration

The Medal of Honor may be America’s highest military decoration, but all Medals of Honor are not created equal. The medal has in fact consisted of several distinct decorations at various times and has involved a number of competing statutes and policies that rewarded different types of heroism. In this book, the first comprehensive look at the medal’s historical, legal, and policy underpinnings, Dwight S. Mears charts the complex evolution of these developments and differences over time.The Medal of Honor has had different qualification thresholds at different times, and indeed three separate versions—one for the army and two for the navy—existed contemporaneously between World Wars I and II. Mears traces these versions back to the medal’s inception during the Civil War and continues through the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—along the way describing representative medal actions for all major conflicts and services as well as legislative and policy changes contemporary to each period. He gives particular attention to retroactive army awards for the Civil War; World War I legislation that modernized and expanded the army’s statutory award authorization; the navy’s grappling with both a combat and noncombat Medal of Honor through much of the twentieth century;...

  • ASIN: 0700626654
Decorations Military Medals - Sea Service Medals: Military Awards and Decorations of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
Sea Service Medals: Military Awards and Decorations of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard

The first and only comprehensive examination of all decorations and medals that may be awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel for heroism, achievement and service. Features never-before-published historical information on the background and development of each medal, while also providing in-depth discussion of award criteria, design and recipients. Decorations examined include combat heroism awards such as the Navy Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and Silver Star. Non-combat heroism awards such as the Navy-Marine Corps Medal and Coast Guard Medal are also discussed. All decorations and medals for achievement and service also are examined, ranging from the Navy and Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal to the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals and the Combat Action Ribbon. Fifty full color photographs of sea service awards, many of which have never been published, provide context for this unique history. The authors, both of whom retired from the Armed Forces, are experts in the history of U.S. awards and decorations.

  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 1591140897
Medals Decorations Military - Military Medals, Decorations, and Orders of the United States and Europe: A Photographic Study to the Beginning of WWII (Schiffer Military Aviation History)
Military Medals, Decorations, and Orders of the United States and Europe: A Photographic Study to the Beginning of WWII (Schiffer Military Aviation History)

At last the book on Military Medals that collectors have been anxiously awaited! Hundreds of photographs of rare, seldom seen medals, decorations and orders, as well as those awards commonly encountered, with their intricate details captured in spectacula

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • ASIN: 0887405797
  • Part No: over 500 b/w and color photos
Medals Decorations Military - Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in WWII (Schiffer Military History)
Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in WWII (Schiffer Military History)

This new look at the uniforms and insignia of the USAAF during the World War II years covers a broad range of clothing, collar insignia, rank insignia, shoulder/sleeve insignia and squadron patches. Additionally, there is an in-depth examination of wing qualification badges.Actual items are presented in nearly 600 illustrations in full color, and also as they appeared in actual war-era photos. Actual uniform regulations and illustrations from the 1943 and 1944 Officers Guides are also provided.Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens will be a useful addition to the libraries of collectors, historians, modelers and veterns alike. Jon Maguire is also the author of American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers' Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm(with John Conway). Jon lives in Oklahoma City, Ok.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • ASIN: 0887405789
Decorations Military Medals - Medals of America Presents Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, Badges and Insignia of the United States Air Force: The First 50 Years
Medals of America Presents Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, Badges and Insignia of the United States Air Force: The First 50 Years

16 color plates & 8 x 11 &The most comprehensive, lavishly illustrated work on the medals and decorations of the first fifty years of the United States Air Force and the Army Air Force in World War II. The author is a DFC winner.

  • Brand: Brand: Medals of America Pr
  • ASIN: 1884452205
Military Decorations Medals - American Military Insignia, Medals and Decorations
American Military Insignia, Medals and Decorations

American Military Insignia, Medals and Decorations

  • Brand: Brand: Chartwell Books
  • ASIN: 0785804757
Decorations Medals Military - Heraldry - U.S. Military Insignia, Decorations, Medals, Awards, Regalia, Streamers, with History, Description, Symbolism - Thousands of Image Files - Army Institute of Heraldry (CD-ROM)
Heraldry - U.S. Military Insignia, Decorations, Medals, Awards, Regalia, Streamers, with History, Description, Symbolism - Thousands of Image Files - Army Institute of Heraldry (CD-ROM)

This comprehensive, fully illustrated electronic book on CD-ROM has exceptional coverage of U.S. military heraldry of all types from the Army, National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and NORAD, with over 6000 image files in JPG and GIF formats, and full reproductions within searchable PDF files. In addition to the full-color images, the heraldry collection includes historic data, a full description, and the symbolism behind the image. Some of the topics include: Band Regalia, Beret Flashes and Background Trimmings, Civilian Awards and Decorations, Campaign Streamers, Distinctive Unit Insignia, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, Coat of Arms, Flags and Guidons, JROTC Schools, Armed Forces and DOD Decorations, Campaign and Service Medals, Badges, Branch of Service Insignia and Plaques, Insignia of Rank (Officer and Enlisted Rank), U.S. Naval Ships Coat of Arms, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Coats of Arms, Fires Units, Sustainment Units, U.S. Air Force Heraldry and History. There is complete coverage of the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry, which furnishes heraldic services to the Armed Forces and other United States government organizations, including the Executive Office of the President. Heraldry, a system of identification using visual signals, became a useful art in the Mid...

  • ASIN: 1422009475
Decorations Military Medals - Spink's Standard Catalogue of British and Associated Orders Decorations and Medals With Valuations
Spink's Standard Catalogue of British and Associated Orders Decorations and Medals With Valuations

This book provides the ideal means of identifying and pricing the vast majority of British Orders, Decorations and Medals. Features include: Up-to-date valuations, historical and numismatic descriptions, colour and black and white illustrations and extensive ribbon charts.

  • ASIN: 090760532X
 - Peel-n-Stick Poster of Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations Poster 24x16 Adhesive Sticker Poster Print
Peel-n-Stick Poster of Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations Poster 24x16 Adhesive Sticker Poster Print

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 - Magnetic Bumper Sticker - Purple Heart Ribbon (Medal) - United States Military Decoration - 2.5
Magnetic Bumper Sticker - Purple Heart Ribbon (Medal) - United States Military Decoration - 2.5" x 5.25"

Military Decorations Medals

 - British Military and Naval Medals and Decorations (1880)
British Military and Naval Medals and Decorations (1880)

Military Decorations Medals

 - Laminated Poster Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations Poster Print 24 x 36
Laminated Poster Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations Poster Print 24 x 36

Military Decorations Medals

 - LAMINATED POSTER Military Ribbon Honor War Medals Badge Army Poster Print 24 x 36
LAMINATED POSTER Military Ribbon Honor War Medals Badge Army Poster Print 24 x 36

Military Decorations Medals

 - LAMINATED POSTER Uniform Decorations Medal Military Poster Print 24 x 36
LAMINATED POSTER Uniform Decorations Medal Military Poster Print 24 x 36

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 - Framed Art For Your Wall Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations 10x13 Frame
Framed Art For Your Wall Marin Medals Uniform Military Decorations 10x13 Frame

Military Decorations Medals

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 - US Army Medals, Awards & Decorations: The Complete List - eBook
US Army Medals, Awards & Decorations: The Complete List - eBook

Military Decorations Medals

 - FRENCH,  MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
FRENCH,  MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

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 - IMPERIAL RUSSIA, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
IMPERIAL RUSSIA, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

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 - POLISH, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
POLISH, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

Military Decorations Medals

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 - POLISH, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
POLISH, MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

Military Decorations Medals

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 - POLISH, NAVY belt buckle MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY, CIVIL DECORATIONS
POLISH, NAVY belt buckle MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY, CIVIL DECORATIONS

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 - POLISH, EAGLE MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
POLISH, EAGLE MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

Military Decorations Medals

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 - POLISH, EAGLE MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
POLISH, EAGLE MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

Military Decorations Medals

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 - FRENCH,  MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS
FRENCH,  MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA MILITARY AND CIVIL DECORATIONS

Military Decorations Medals

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Awards in the US Army

Military Decorations Medals

In this video im explaining some of the medals, awards and ribbons a soldier might receive while in the US Army. * Keep in mind that the content in this video is intended for a general understanding of the topic. Im a US army veteran with over 10 years in the Army but some information in this ...

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