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   World War II Victory Medal
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1945
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
World War II Victory Medal
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Devices
Description:
  1. Authorized by Pub. L. No. 79-135 (1945), 59 Stat 461.
  2. Awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Government of the Philippine Islands who served on active duty at any time between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946.


Background:
  1. The Congressional authorization for the World War II Victory Medal included members of the Armed Forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands. It also specified the ending date would be the date of the termination of hostilities as proclaimed by the President. President Truman officially ended the state of hostilities on 31 December 1946.