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A profusely illustrated history of United States Marine medals, ribbons and insignia. Over 200 pages, the full-color book begins with the background and history of Marine Corps awards and insignia from revolution to the present day. Detail sections cover Marine Corps badges and insignia, breast insignia, plus ranks and grades of all Marine officers and enlisted ranks. Additional sections illustrate service and identification badges, marksmanship and trophy badges even down to shoulder cords and fourrageres. Colorful section illustrates shoulder sleeve insignia used by the Marine Corps in World War II and later. Military awards and decorations are fully explain to include all types of medals, ribbons and their attachments. Special sections talk to how to determine a veterans military awards and there is a profusely illustrated section showing how to display veterans military awards from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia, the Cold War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Sections explain how the medals are issued to veterans and families and how to wear medals, miniatures and ribbons by Marines and Marine veterans. Probably the only book in the world that covers all of the military attachments and devices that go on various medals and ribbons. The second half of the book presents a complete illustration of every variation of today’s Marine medals and ribbons. Both front and back of every medal is illustrated with color photographs plus the medal or ribbon’s criteria as well as the attachments to go with it. Additionally there are sections on United Nations medals, commonly awarded foreign campaign medals and NATO medals. There is a section on society and commemorative medals that are related to the Marine Corps. In a nutshell it is the most complete illustrated history of Marine Corps awards and insignia ever published. Printed in the USA and beautifully bound.Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Medals of America Press; First edition (April 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1884452299
ISBN-13: 978-1884452291
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds