what medals and ribbons do YOU have? - Page 7




 
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January 4th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
I think those are obtained when you participate in the Indonesian Confrontation in the 1960s. I heard quite a lot of indonesian Commandos infiltratied the british and bombed up some structures!
January 4th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Expert badge with M1 Carbine and Missile bars
Sharpshooter badge with M1 Rifle bar
Good Conduct medal
Even though I served during the Vietnam Era, I never received the NDSM but I qualify for it.
Presidential Unit Citation (blue one)
January 5th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Normally how do you qualify for all this badges and who authorises them ?
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January 5th, 2006  
revenant
 
 
I Have exemplary personal appearance, physical fitness, community service and color guard.
January 5th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
How often does the military give out the badges?
January 11th, 2006  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 

Medals-Logistics, and Outstanding Cadet
Ribbons-Community Service, Activities, Rifle Team, Drill Team, Good Conduct, Dress and appearance, Academic, Sons of the Revolution.
January 11th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Normally how do you qualify for all this badges and who authorises them ?
Here's a good site for explanations for receiving each one.

http://www.angelfire.com/md2/patches...ww2medals.html

There are links on this site for more medals at the bottom.
The requirements for earning medals usually don't change but how many are awarded depends on the war or action. In the Korean conflict, medals were few and hard to get. In Vietnam, medals were pretty plentiful and easier to earn.
January 12th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Nice info!
January 27th, 2006  
ajpigger
 
There certainly are alot of "different" medals out there!! No offence but medals for finishing basic training. What I got for finishing Kapooka (australian army basic training) was a ticket to a place were more a@#holes wanted to yell at me!! haha (School of Infantry).

But each to there own I guess.
March 31st, 2006  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
It is really easy in the cadet program...I got 12 (one is a medal but cadets arent allowed medals)