Unknown Ribbon

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    Anonymous

    Dear Sir,
    I’m trying to find out the name of the ribbon that was issued during World War II-the color scheme goes from left to right: Forest Green, Yellow, Black, Orange, Yellow, Forest Green, Orange, Yellow, Black, Forest Green, Yellow, Orange, Black, Yellow, Forest Green.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida

    #17553

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    I can’t visualize the color pattern. Any chance of an image?

    #17554

    Anonymous

    Here is the photograph and thanks.
    service-ribbons.jpg

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    #17555

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    The specific ribbon is the American Campaign Medal, which time has not treated too well,

    #17556

    Anonymous

    Dear Mr. Floyd,
    This isn’t the American Campaign Medal/Ribbon because their is no blue in it. It is a forest green-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard

    #17557

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    Seventy years does odd things to the dyes in ribbons and I suspect that happened in this case. By its position following the American Defense Service Medal and preceding the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal are the most likely candidates. With 10 stars on his Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, he probably didn’t have enough time to get to Europe, but would probably have qualified for the American Campaign by virtue of spending a year or so in training in the CONUS before deploying to the Pacific.

    In the image, the American Campaign Medal is on the left and Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal on the right.

    Whatever the base color is now, the stripe pattern matches the American Campaign.
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    #17558

    gjmcleod
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    Yellowed ! Maybe because of glue ??

    The white stripes become yellow and the blue stripes become green (Blue + yellow = green)

    G.

    #17604

    medalguy
    Participant

    The plastic covering will certainly change the colors of the underlying ribbon. That one is unmistakably the American Campaign Medal.

    #28457

    lukasz gaszewski
    Participant

    Certainly the American Campaign Medal ribbon that grew old.

    The unusual place of the WWII Victory Medal with a star on it makes these ribbon bars even more interesting.

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