This is the single most complete and authentic guide to United States military ribbons ever produced. Published in full color it displays the complete history of all United States Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard ribbon since the Civil War. As an additional bonus it displays all currently authorized United Nations ribbons for United States forces. Merchant Marine ribbons dating back to World War II also have a display. Each branch of the service as a full-color ribbon display from World War II to present presenting the ribbons in correct order of predecessor from the medal of honor to currently authorized foreign awards. Under each ribbon is displayed the authorized attachments for each ribbon. A detailed section describes each ribbons attachment and the correct method for mounting attachments is diagram for all five of the military services. It is the most complete full-color reference of United States military ribbons ever published and is the product of over seven years of extensive research. Especially useful are the only charts showing the correct order of Protestant people wearing multiservice ribbons in each of the five military branches. An invaluable reference to all veterans, veterans families, members of the Armed Forces and reserves.