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About this itemU.S. DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
AWARDED FOR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT GENUINE CURRENT
This U.S. Government medal is the exact type as currently awarded to U.S. service men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in the war on terrorism.
This is a genuine medal of the very highest USA made quality, in a mint, un-awarded condition, U.S. Government approved and of current regulation manufacture ready for service wear - hallmarked by a US Government authorized manufacturer behind the pin as per U.S. federal regulation G27.
Department of Defense medals are governed by the Institute of Heraldry, Graco has been authorized by IOH to manufacture DOD medals under an assigned Hallmark . This very famous decoration is a must in your collection.
Award Criteria: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) is the third-highest award bestowed upon members of the United States military by the United States Department of Defense. The medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in a joint activity, distinguish themselves by non-combat outstanding achievement or meritorious service, but not of a degree to warrant award of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
The medal was first created on November 3, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter under Executive Order 12019. It was first awarded to Major Terrell G. Covington, United States Army.
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