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echo3oscar1833
01-19-07, 12:47 PM
Hey guys just curious on what awards you all have. Put the in a list in order of precedence form here is mine.

1. National Defense Service Medal
2. Global War on Terror Service Medal
3. Rifle Marksman Badge

"Outstanding":marine:

The1stSgt
01-19-07, 01:09 PM
Do you want what I wear on my liberty uniform or my inspection uniform?

echo3oscar1833
01-19-07, 01:19 PM
Do you want what I wear on my liberty uniform or my inspection uniform?

All, whats on everyones DD-214, or were awarded after they got out. In a nutshell all awards ever awarded to the individual. Semper Fi.

"Outstanding":marine:

The1stSgt
01-19-07, 01:31 PM
echo3oscar1833, that was supposed to be a joke........ "Liberty uniform".

echo3oscar1833
01-19-07, 01:49 PM
echo3oscar1833, that was supposed to be a joke........ "Liberty uniform".

Ah sry didnt get it First Sergeant LOL!!

davecerami275
01-19-07, 02:01 PM
1. good conduct medal
2. meritorious unit commedation
3. rifle markmanship badge (sharpshooter)
4.pistol markmanship badge (expert)
5.meritorious mast (2)
6.letter of apperciation (2)
7.certificate of apperciation

The1stSgt
01-19-07, 07:21 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (one silver star)
National Defense Medal
Viet Nam Service Medal (two bronze stars)
Navy Sea Service Ribbon (1 bronze star)
Viet Nam Gallentry Cross Unit Citation
Viet Nam Civil Action Unit Citation
Viet Nam Campaign Medal

Rifle Expert Badge (12th award)
Pistol Expert Badge (8th award)

IamaMarine
01-20-07, 11:02 AM
"Among the honors, postings, promotions, and medals that have been awarded me, the one in which I take most pride is to be able to say- "I am a Marine".

bigdog43701
01-20-07, 12:06 PM
army achievement
combat action ribbon
meritorious unit citation
marine corps good conduct (2 bronze stars)
army reserve componants achievement medal (bronze cluster)
national defense medal (1 bronze star)
vietnam service medal (1 bronze star)
overseas service (1 bronze star)
army proffessional NCO developement ribbon (bronze #3)
army service ribbon
phillipine presidental unit citation
vietnamese gallentry cross unit citation (w palm)
vietnamese civil action unit citation (w palm)
vietman campaign medal

capmarine
01-20-07, 02:52 PM
PH
CAR
NUC
GCM
NDSM
VSR-one bronze star
VCrossG-UNIT
CAM-1st Class-palm-UNIT
VCM-campaign

Sgt Leprechaun
01-22-07, 12:53 PM
Air Force Achievement
JMUC
NUC w/1 star
MUC w/2 stars
GCM w/2 stars
NDSM w/1 star
Kosovo Campaign Medal
HSM
GWOT Svc Medal
KDSM
SSDR w/3 stars
NATO Medal

Rifle Expert 4th Award/Pistol Expert 2nd award
Basic Parachutist Badge

I think that's it.

SkilletsUSMC
01-22-07, 01:02 PM
Here it is in all its glory...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/schkoot/libostack.png

Sgt Leprechaun
01-22-07, 01:28 PM
I STILL can't figure out how to do that..lol...I'm not smart enough to get the computer to do a 'screenshot' or whatever...

SkilletsUSMC
01-22-07, 01:31 PM
I STILL can't figure out how to do that..lol...I'm not smart enough to get the computer to do a 'screenshot' or whatever...

Its an HTML thing you copy paste... I saved mine to my Photobucket account, so I can post it other places.

1stRad2671
01-22-07, 02:05 PM
Air Medal w/Combat V
Joint Service Achievement Medal
CAR
PUC
NUC
Good Conduct
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M for mobilization

SkilletsUSMC
01-22-07, 02:06 PM
Here you go...

How does this look?

Copy/paste it and keep it forever.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/schkoot/Newstack.png

SkilletsUSMC
01-23-07, 11:51 AM
Bump to the top for Sgt Leprechaun's libo stack!

Sgt Leprechaun
01-23-07, 12:28 PM
YOU are "the man"!! Beer is on me!!

SkilletsUSMC
01-23-07, 12:29 PM
YOU are "the man"!! Beer is on me!!

How'd ya get the airforce ribbon anyway?

ErikHeiker
01-23-07, 02:43 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="80%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="90%">AWARDS AND DECORATIONS</TD><TD width="10%">DEVICES</TD></TR><TR><TD>1. Air Force Commendation Medal</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>2. Air Force Achievement Medal</TD><TD> 1</TD></TR><TR><TD>3. Joint Meritorious Unit Award</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>4. AF Outstanding Unit Award</TD><TD> 2</TD></TR><TR><TD>5. Combat Readiness Medal</TD><TD> 6</TD></TR><TR><TD>6. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal</TD><TD> 1</TD></TR><TR><TD>7. Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal</TD><TD> 6</TD></TR><TR><TD>8. National Defense Service Medal</TD><TD> 2</TD></TR><TR><TD>9. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>10. Afghanistan Campaign Medal</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>11. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>12. Humanitarian Service Medal</TD><TD> 1</TD></TR><TR><TD>13. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border</TD><TD> 1</TD></TR><TR><TD>14. AF Longevity Service</TD><TD> 5</TD></TR><TR><TD>15. Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device</TD><TD> 1</TD></TR><TR><TD>16. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR><TR><TD>17. AF Training Ribbon</TD><TD> 0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I'll also be adding the Air Medal with 2 OLC and the NATO medal for duty in Afghanistan. But those will take forever to get awarded.

Sgt Leprechaun
01-23-07, 02:57 PM
Skillets, your PM box is full...

I got the USAF medal for "Outstanding performance of Duty" while TAD in the Philippines at Clark AB in 1987. Briefed the Philippine Chief of Staff and some other bigwigs better than the AF did, apparently. At least, the OIC thought so. :)

Cripes Sgt Heiker! How do you fit all that stuff on your uniform?????????????? Plus the wings!

Hey, here's a question for ya; I'm a militaria collector and am curious. Is the gummint or Air Force still engraving the back of personal awards, such as the Air Medal?

Just wondering, since that was common practice from WWII on.

SkilletsUSMC
01-23-07, 02:58 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="80%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="90%">AWARDS AND DECORATIONS</TD><TD width="10%">DEVICES</TD></TR><TR><TD>1. Air Force Commendation Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>2. Air Force Achievement Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>3. Joint Meritorious Unit Award</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>4. AF Outstanding Unit Award</TD><TD>2</TD></TR><TR><TD>5. Combat Readiness Medal</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>6. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>7. Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>8. National Defense Service Medal</TD><TD>2</TD></TR><TR><TD>9. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>10. Afghanistan Campaign Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>11. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>12. Humanitarian Service Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>13. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>14. AF Longevity Service</TD><TD>5</TD></TR><TR><TD>15. Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>16. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>17. AF Training Ribbon</TD><TD>0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I'll also be adding the Air Medal with 2 OLC and the NATO medal for duty in Afghanistan. But those will take forever to get awarded.

Danm dude Gunny Highway would be impressed:D

ErikHeiker
01-23-07, 03:05 PM
Skillets, your PM box is full...

I got the USAF medal for "Outstanding performance of Duty" while TAD in the Philippines at Clark AB in 1987. Briefed the Philippine Chief of Staff and some other bigwigs better than the AF did, apparently. At least, the OIC thought so. :)

Cripes Sgt Heiker! How do you fit all that stuff on your uniform?????????????? Plus the wings!

Hey, here's a question for ya; I'm a militaria collector and am curious. Is the gummint or Air Force still engraving the back of personal awards, such as the Air Medal?

Just wondering, since that was common practice from WWII on.

I'm a tall, broad-chested guy, so there's plenty of room. I also qualify for the Air Force short tour ribbon, but it's hardly worth the effort to put it on. So when it's all done and said, I'll have twenty ribbons. Way too much for mostly peace time service, but way less than the admin pukes who put themselves in for everything under the sun, except for combat awards.

bigdog43701
01-23-07, 03:41 PM
forgot to add:

navy/Marine Corps jump wings
army expert badgewith:
M-16
45 pistal
M-60
army expert drivers badge
RANGER tab (on army uniform)

b2542
02-15-07, 02:47 PM
Has anyone heard of a Cold War Victory Medal going around Congress. If so what the devil is it all about????

FistFu68
02-15-07, 03:09 PM
:usmc: COMBAT ACTION RIBBON :usmc:

10thzodiac
02-15-07, 06:11 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=100 background=images/ribbons/mcgcm.jpg height=25><CENTER></CENTER></TD><TD width=1></TD><TD width=100 background=images/ribbons/mcem.jpg height=25><CENTER></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=100 background=images/ribbons/ndsm.jpg height=25><CENTER></CENTER></TD><TD width=100 background=images/ribbons/afem.jpg height=25><CENTER>http://www.leatherneck.com/images/ribbons/dev/bronze-star.gif</CENTER></TD><TD width=100 background=images/ribbons/vgcuc.jpg height=25><CENTER></CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"

"With a handful of ribbons I can conquer all of Europe"

Napoleon Bonaparte

19th century

Quinbo
02-15-07, 06:19 PM
Has anyone heard of a Cold War Victory Medal going around Congress. If so what the devil is it all about????

I had heard of it before but really didn't pay much attention to it. Here you go http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm

usmchauer
02-15-07, 06:53 PM
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The1stSgt
02-15-07, 07:11 PM
I've not heard of a Cold War Victory Medal, but there is a Cold War Service citation that one must apply for. It's nothing really, just says you served during the enclusive dates of the Cold War. No medal, no ribbon, just a certificate.

I have one, and it took about six months to receive it once applied for.

I cannot remember where or how to apply. Some place in DC. If anyone is really interested, I'll try and find the procedure and location.

Sgt Leprechaun
02-15-07, 09:33 PM
Zodiac, shouldn't you also have an RVN Service medal on there with that Cross of Gallantry w/Palm?

10thzodiac
02-16-07, 04:33 AM
Zodiac, shouldn't you also have an RVN Service medal on there with that Cross of Gallantry w/Palm?

Jason, you know your medals http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif! At the time I was awarded the AFEB for Vietnam, there was no RVN.

When the 9th MEB went to Vietnam Aug '64 we [peons] didn't even know where we were going (TOP SECRET), let alone having a special medal for it. Now, retroactively, I can exchange one for the other, but I like controversy and wanted to see if anyone was sharp enough to pick up on it http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/04.gif

SF

10thz http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/22.gif

P.S. And here I was waiting to frag someone calling me a "wannabe", shucks !

Sgt Leprechaun
02-19-07, 12:24 PM
Ha! No such luck. I do know em :), but I also knew that the AFEM was awarded for a certain time period there early on...but was just too lazy to look it up LOL.

Figured it was something along those lines, based on the stories I've heard you tell. :)

Kay...then, also, shouldn't there be the "Rep of Vietnam" campaign medal (the green/white one with the no end date on the bar tab) as well? I would have thought you rated that one for sure :)

Did you get a star on the AFEM for DomRep? Maybe you should have asked for a MCEM for that one to add to the rack LOL. Always wished I had one of those.

ErikHeiker
02-20-07, 01:47 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="80%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="90%">AWARDS AND DECORATIONS</TD><TD width="10%">DEVICES</TD></TR><TR><TD>1. Air Force Commendation Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>2. Air Force Achievement Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>3. Joint Meritorious Unit Award</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>4. AF Outstanding Unit Award</TD><TD>2</TD></TR><TR><TD>5. Combat Readiness Medal</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>6. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>7. Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>8. National Defense Service Medal</TD><TD>2</TD></TR><TR><TD>9. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>10. Afghanistan Campaign Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>11. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>12. Humanitarian Service Medal</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>13. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>14. AF Longevity Service</TD><TD>5</TD></TR><TR><TD>15. Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR><TD>16. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR><TD>17. AF Training Ribbon</TD><TD>0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I'll also be adding the Air Medal with 2 OLC and the NATO medal for duty in Afghanistan. But those will take forever to get awarded.

I just got awarded my first Air Medal. Now for the two OLCs to come through!

Sgt Leprechaun
02-20-07, 06:19 AM
Congrats!

Out of professional curiousity (as a military collector), is the back engraved?

ErikHeiker
02-21-07, 04:42 AM
Congrats!

Out of professional curiousity (as a military collector), is the back engraved?

I have no idea. All I have at this time is vMPF confirmation that I have been awarded the Air Medal. I don't know if the Marine Corps has a similar system, but vMPF is an online way of checking personnel data including awards and decs. So while I have not received the award in a formation, I have been officially awarded the medal and I am expected to update my ribbon rack. But I'd be surprised if the back is engraved.

cplbreese
02-21-07, 07:45 AM
1. good conduct medal
2. rifle markmanship badge (sharpshooter)
3.letter of apperciation (3)
4.certificate of apperciation

jryanjack
02-21-07, 08:42 AM
Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation <br />
Meritorious Unit Commendation with bronze star <br />
Good Conduct Medal with bronze star <br />
National Defense Service Medal <br />
Humanitarian Service Medal <br />
Sea Service...

jryanjack
02-21-07, 08:44 AM
I had heard of it before but really didn't pay much attention to it. Here you go http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm


there are a whole slew of commerative medals that you can purchase - but they are not authorized for wear so I've never bothered.

Sgt Leprechaun
02-22-07, 12:05 AM
I have no idea. All I have at this time is vMPF confirmation that I have been awarded the Air Medal. I don't know if the Marine Corps has a similar system, but vMPF is an online way of checking personnel data including awards and decs. So while I have not received the award in a formation, I have been officially awarded the medal and I am expected to update my ribbon rack. But I'd be surprised if the back is engraved.


Yeah, I actually would as well, that is not something that is done anymore as far as I am aware, but I could be wrong.

And, it's kinda weird to ask guys wearing awards "Hey, did you get that medal engraved?" LOL.

But, since you had mentioned it once already, was just curious.

Engraving the backs of awards was once common practice (even the lowly GCM was engraved on the first award) that was pretty much stopped during WWII with the PH, but continued with valor awards.

It def. adds a touch of class, and some long term meaning, to have the valor awards with your name on em.

Just my opinion, mind you :)

10thzodiac
02-26-07, 01:32 PM
RESPONSE IN RED
[quote=Sgt Leprechaun]Ha! No such luck. I do know em , but I also knew that the AFEM was awarded for a certain time period there early on...but was just too lazy to look it up LOL.

Figured it was something along those lines, based on the stories I've heard you tell.

Kay...then, also, shouldn't there be the "Rep of Vietnam" campaign medal (the green/white one with the no end date on the bar tab) as well? I would have thought you rated that one for sure :)

No, only WIA, KIA got'em less than six months.

Did you get a star on the AFEM for DomRep? Maybe you should have asked for a MCEM for that one to add to the rack LOL.

Lucky again, refused to sign 'too short wavier' to go. The other Marine (2 of us ) from ServBn 2nd MarDiv that had orders to go was killed there.

Always wished I had one of those.

LMAO, lie down, maybe the notion will pass ! I wish I had one too http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/18.gif
This should go good with my white bell bottoms, buttons, bows and sailor boy cap.

"A SQUID MEDAL"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/NavyExp.gif (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NavyExp.gif)

(3) At present, there is a supply of Marine Corps Expeditionary Medals on hand which will be awarded to Marine Corps personnel participating in authorized expeditions. After this supply is exhausted, the Navy Expeditionary Medal will be the only medal awarded to either Navy or Marine Corps personnel for participation in expeditions.

Source: 1948, 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

BigPhil
02-26-07, 06:10 PM
Ph With 2 Gold Star;s
Good Conduct Medal With 1 Bronze Star
National Defense Service Medal
Puc.with 1 Bronze Star
Vsc 3 Bronze Star's
Vcm With 1960 Device
Vmuc Gallantry Cross Metal Color With Palm
Expert Pistol Badge
Sharpshooter Rifle Badge