Transportation 9-11 Medal

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9-11 Medal
Transportation 9-11 Medal
Awarded by U.S. Department of Transportation
Type Medal
Status Inactive
First awarded September 11, 2001
Last awarded September 11, 2002
Next (higher) Joint Service Achievement Medal
Next (lower) Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Related Transportation 9-11 Ribbon
9-11 Medal ribbon.svg
Transportation 9-11 Medal Ribbon

The Transportation 9-11 Medal is a special decoration of the U.S. Department of Transportation which was first created in 2002. The decoration recognizes those civilians and members of the military who performed heroic deeds and valorous accomplishments in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America.[1]

The Transportation 9-11 Medal is not a simple service decoration, but rather recognizes individual acts of bravery that resulted in the saving of life or great assistance to the rescue efforts from the September 11th attacks. A separate military decoration, the Transportation 9-11 Ribbon, is presented to members of the U.S. military for general aid and assistance to the victims of the September 11th attacks.

The 9-11 Medal is a one-time decoration and is authorized for wear by both civilians and members of the U.S military.

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  1. ^ "CRITERIA FOR DOT 9-11 AWARDS". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 

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