United States service medals of the World Wars

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United States service medals of the World Wars are U.S. military decorations which were created solely for service in the First World War and World War II. Such medals are no longer awarded, but are still referred to in various publications, manuals, and award precedence charts as many veterans still display them as part of veteran functions and ceremonies.

The following medals were issued for service in the World Wars, service in various campaign areas, and for occupation service following the end of each war.

Victory medals[edit]

World War I Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
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Service medals[edit]

American Defense Service Medal Women's Army Corps Service Medal
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Campaign medals[edit]

American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
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Occupation medals[edit]

Army of Occupation
of Germany Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal Medal for Humane Action
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Medal for Humane Action ribbon.svg