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WWII PHILIPPINES DEFENSE MEDAL GENUINE US MADE
This stunning medal is a decoration of the Republic of the Philippines, it was awarded to all troops in WW2, United States and Commonwealth Forces, including troops from Australia to commemorate the initial resistance against the Japanese invasion between the dates of December 1941 and June 1942.The decoration was first created as ribbon in December, 1944 and a full sized medal was authorized in July, 1945.
The Philippine Defense Medal is presented to any service member, of either the Philippine military or an allied armed force, which participated in the defense of the Philippine Islands between December 8, 1941 and June 15, 1942. Those eligible must have served thirty or more days of duty or must have been engaged in a combat operation for which the time requirement is waived.
The Philippine Defense Medal was commonly bestowed to foreign militaries and was one of the most widely awarded foreign medals to the United States Armed Forces. This is due in part to the large amount of United States troops which defended the Philippines at Bataan and would later be captured and forced to endure the Bataan Death March.
This is a genuine current made 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 or veteran's 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 .
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