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American Campaign Medal

The American Campaign Medal was authorized Nov. 6, 1942, by Executive Order No. 9265 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The medal was issued to commemorate the service performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard who served during the periods and in the areas designated below.

Effective Oct. 12, 1945, service members who served in the continental United States for an aggregate period of one year between Dec. 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, inclusive, may be awarded the American Campaign Medal under such regulations as the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe.

The geographical definitions of the American Campaign Area is: East boundary. -- From the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude, thence sough along that meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole. West boundary -- From the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaskan boundary to the Pacific Ocean. thence south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 100th meridian west longitude to the South Pole.


LIST OF AUTHORIZED OPERATIONS AND ENGAGEMENTS Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations: (1 star for participation in each of the following: Convoy ON-67 21-26 Feb. 42 Convoy SC-107 03-08 Nov. 42 Task Group 21.13 12 Jul-28 Aug. 42 Task Group 21.14 27 Jul-10 Sept. 43 Task Group 21.15 24 Mar.-11 May 44 Convoy TAG 18 01-06 Nov. 42 USS Frederick C. Davis (DE-136) (antisubmarine operations) 24 April 45 USS Atik (SS Carolyn (antisubmarine operations) 27 March 42 USS Asterion (SS Evelyn) (antisubmarine operations) 22 March 42-31 Jan. 43

[Vessels and dates to be added]

Source: 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

21 June 1998