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   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1942
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
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  1. Authorized by Executive Order 9265 dated 6 November 1942, as amended.
  2. Specific eligibility requirements are outlined in appropriate Service regulations. Awarded to Service members under one of the following conditions:
  • Assigned outside the CONUS in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater for at least 30 days between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946.
  • Was an evader or escapee in the combat zone or recovered from a POW status in the combat zone during the time limitations of the campaign. The POWs shall not be accorded credit for the time spent in confinement or while otherwise in restraint under enemy control.
  1. Service stars were authorized for both U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Service members to indicate participation in certain engagements with the enemy.
  • NOTE: Attaching Devices authorized by individual services:
    1. Arrowhead Device - denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing.
    2. Marine Corps Device - denotes combat service with Marine Corps units d. Boundaries of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater areas follows:
    • Eastern Boundary. Coincident with the western boundary of the American Theater.
    • Western Boundary. From the North Pole south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the east boundary of Iran, thence south along the Iranian boundary to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, thence south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole.