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   European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1942
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
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Description:
  1. Authorized by Executive Order 9265 dated 6 November 1942, as amended.
  2. Specific eligibility requirements are outlined in appropriate Service regulations; however, those conditions are similar to those for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
  3. Service stars and the “Arrowhead” device (Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal) were authorized for Service members. Specifics are maintained by the Services.
  • NOTE: Attaching Devices authorized by individual services:
  • Arrowhead Device - denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing.
  • Marine Corps Device - denotes combat service with Marine Corps units
  1. Boundaries of the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater are:
  • Eastern Boundary. Coincident with the western boundary of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
  • Western Boundary. Coincident with the eastern boundary of the American Theater.


Background:
  1. The EAME Campaign Medal was established per Executive Order 9265, dated 6 November 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and announced in War Department Bulletin 56, 1942. The criteria was initially announced in Department of the Army (DA) Circular 84, dated 25 March 1948, and subsequently published in Army Regulation 600-65, dated 22 September 1948.
  2. The ribbon design was approved by the Secretary of War in December 1942. The brown represents the sands of Africa and the green represents the green fields of Europe. The center blue, white, and red stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refers to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor. Green, white and red are the Italian colors and the white and black colors represent Germany.
  3. A bronze arrowhead is worn on the ribbon to indicate participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing within the EAME Theater.