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
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. img068.jpg