what medals and ribbons do YOU have? - Page 11

April 8th, 2007  
Originally Posted by Guardsman_Ca
All the info I recieved came from St Louis ( MPRC)
Missileer I'm sorry if this thread is going off track that was not my intention.
Well, it seems to be still on track, you can ask questions in the thread if they are on topic. By the way, I meant to say I was in from 1962-1965, not 1992-1995.
If the St. Louis records show you were awarded a medal, badge, ribbon, or whatever, that's as far as you can go.
October 3rd, 2007  

The ribbons are as follows:
Top row: Swedish Armed Forces Basic Training, Swedish Armed Forces Medal for International Service (2 times), Kronobergarnas Drill Corps
Second row: US Army Good Conduct Medal, NATO Kosovo Medal (2 times), DanCon March (Danish Contingent March)

Update: NATO Non Article 5 (Not in picture (yet))
October 6th, 2007  
Originally Posted by AJChenMPH
There's still something fishy, though -- NDSM is only awarded for defined periods of time, and only for active-duty personnel. If you never saw active duty, then you shouldn't have been awarded the NDSM. Unless your unit was activated at some point...?

Well all I can say is that I was awarded the NDSM during Desert Storm. I was in the National Guard and not on active duty nor did my unit get mobilized. It's on my DD-214 so it's official.
October 6th, 2007  
Originally Posted by Marinerhodes

If I recall correctly: If you have served for 1+ months I believe you rate the GWOT (service) medal. If you have deployed for 30+ days in support of OIF or OEF you rate the GWOT (Expeditionary).
The appropriate Campaign Medal supercedes the GWOT Expeditionary. If one is issued for the area to which you deploy.
December 5th, 2007  
I personnally don't have any but my Stepdad's father had the expert qualification badges for rifle and grenade and I'm not sure what it's called exactly but it was the NCO of the year or something close to that when he was a staff sergeant in the army in the 70's or 80's.
December 5th, 2007  
The only Medals you get in the UK are combat or bravery. The only odd exception is the long service and good conduct medal, and if you are lucky a special issue of a the Queens jubilee medal. A freind of mine spent 12 years on active service and got just two medals [General Service Medal] with a row of clasps on each one to show where he had fought.
December 6th, 2007  
Del Boy
Le- the long service and good conduct medal, for 20 good years, used to known as the Rootie- Gong among soldiers, did it not?
December 12th, 2007  
No need to read my input, please just skip over this if you wish. But it's kinda neat to know that there are people here that have been part of recent history, names like Kosovo, Desert Storm will soon reach the ten year mark, then the twenty, and so on and so on, only to appear in the black and white of the words of history books, and encyclopedias.

You guys have made your make on human history, just, it must have been kind of special to think, wow, I have been there....
December 18th, 2007  
In order, junior to senior, without looking at them i might goof. Sea Service Deployment Ribbonx2, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,War on terror Expeditionary, War On Terror Support, the "ain't been caught" Good Conductx2, National Defense, Meritorious Unit Citationx2,Navy Unit Citation,Naval Achievement medal, and my favorite, the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Device.
April 19th, 2008  
It's amazing, really, how many JROTC awards you can get. If your uniform is hanging down because of the weight of all your trash, you should probably wear just the first three...