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China Service Medal

(1) To commemorate the services performed by the personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps during operations in China from 7 July 1937 to 7 September 1939, a service medal to be known as the "China Service Medal" will be issued to the officers and enlisted men who participated in these operations.

(2) The award will be made to the officers and enlisted en of the Navy and Marine Corps who served on shore in China during the period from 7 July 1937 to 7 September 1939, and to the officers and enlisted men who were attached to and serving on board any of the vessels mentioned in the following list between the dates appearing below each vessel.

(3) No person is entitled to more than one medal for service during these operations. (Navy Department General Order No. 176 of 1 July 1942.)

CHINA SERVICE MEDAL (EXTENDED)

1. The commemorative purposes for which the China Service Medal was established and authorized by General Order No. 176, dated 1 July 1942, are extended to include the services performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard during the operations in China subsequent to 2 September 1945, and until a terminal date to be designated. It is further provided that the Secretary of the Navy may tender this medal to personnel of the Army or other components of the Armed Forces of the United States for service which he may determine to be commensurate to and consistent with the services for which the award is made to personnel in the naval service, and this provision for tender shall apply for all periods of time for which award of this medal is authorized.

2. The medal will be awarded to individual who shall have been attached to, present, and serving on permanent duty with an organization of the naval service of the United States credited by the Secretary of the Navy with having participated in operations in China. Service in a passenger status, or as an observer, visitor, courier, escort, inspector or other similar status when not permanently attached to an eligible unit, is not creditable toward eligibility for the above medal. Services performed in the Asiatic-Pacific area between 3 September 1945 and 2 March 1946, inclusive, shall not be credited toward individual eligibility for the China Service Medal unless the individual is already eligible for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for services performed prior to 2 September 1945.

3. Organizations will, consistent with the above dates, be credited with qualifying service for services performed on shore in China and such adjacent islands and territories as are recognized to be Chinese, or in ships operating in such territorial waters or contiguous ocean areas, or in aircraft based upon and operating from such territories or ships.

4. The China Service Medal shall not be awarded for any service for which another service medal is authorized except as provided in paragraph 2 above and not more than one medal shall be awarded to any individual. No clasps, distinguishing devices, or other insignia are authorized to be worn on the corresponding service ribbon except that individuals to whom the medal has been or may be awarded for service performed under General Order No. 176, of 1 July 1942, shall upon becoming eligible for this award for service performed subsequent to 2 September 1945, wear a bronze star signifying the second award on the ribbon of the medal and on the service ribbon.

5. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as altering or otherwise affecting the condition for which the China Service Medal was awarded by General Order No. 176, of 1 July 1942, except as providing for tender to other services as provided in Paragraph 1 above (ALNAV 25 of 22 Jan. 1947; Navy Department General Order No. 255 of 28 Jan. 1948.)

Source: 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

                 
(FIRST ELIGIBILITY PERIOD. Extended period to be added.)
Alden............07 Jul 37-24 Jul 37
                 03 Aug 37-18 Nov 37
                 18 Jul 38-37 Sep 38
                 30 Jan 39-27 Feb 39
                 06 Jun 38-08 Aug 38
Asheville........07 Jul 38-28 Dec 38
                 24 Mar 38-04 Feb 39
                 06 Apr 39-17 Jul 39
Augusta..........07 Jul 37-24 Jul 37
                 03 Aug 37-06 Jan 38
                 20 Jan 38-22 Jan 38
                 08 Apr 38-28 Dec 38
                 22 Apr 39-07 Sep 39
Barker...........07 Jul 37-24 Jul 37
                 03 Aug 37-18 Nov 37
                 09 Feb 38-28 Feb 38
                 18 Jul 38-27 Sep 38
                 26 Feb 39-03 Apr 39
                 06 Jun 39-14 Aug 39
Bittern..........07 Jul 37-04 Oct 37
                 06 May 39-15 May 39
                 08 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Blackhawk........07 Jul 37-18 Nov 37
                 04 Apr 38-06 Apr 38
                 18 Jul 38-28 Sep 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Bridge...........08 Nov 37-09 Mar 38
Bulmer...........07 Jul 37-10 Nov 37
                 26 Nov 37-18 Dec 37
                 08 Apr 38-06 Aug 38
                 03 Apr 39-04 Sep 39
Canopus..........07 Jul 37-21 Sep 37
                 03 Oct 37-06 Oct 37
                 19 Oct 37-25 Oct 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 11 May 39-12 Aug 39
Chaumont.........07 Jul 37-19 Jul 37
                 18 Sep 37-04 Oct 37
                 17 Oct 37-23 Oct 37
                 06 Nov 37-13 Nov 37
                 11 Feb 38-18 Feb 38
                 29 Oct 38-19 Nov 38
                 15 May 39-06 Jun 39
                 22 Aug 39-07 Sep 39
Edsall...........07 Jul 37-28 Oct 37
                 10 Nov 37-18 Dec 37
                 24 Mar 38-12 Jul 38
                 03 Apr 39-04 Sep 39
Edwards, John D..07 Jul 37-18 Nov 37
                 18 Jul 38-27 Sep 38
                 30 Jan 39-26 Feb 39
                 06 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Finch............07 Jul 37-04 Dec 37
                 10 Jul 38-06 Sep 38
                 06 May 39-15 May 39
                 18 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Ford, John D.....07 Jul 37-19 Nov 37
                 15 Jan 38-03 Feb 38
                 17 Feb 38-24 Feb 38
                 15 Jul 38-15 Sep 38
                 02 Nov 38-15 Dec 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Gold Star........26 Aug 37-07 Sep 37
                 22 Sep 37-28 Sep 37
                 27 Nov 37-01 Dec 37
                 11 Feb 38-14 Feb 38
                 26 Sep 38-11 Oct 38
                 25 Nov 38-29 Nov 38
                 10 Feb 39-27 Feb 39
                 05 May 39-19 May 39
                 18 Jul 39-01 Aug 39
Guam.............07 Jul 37-07 Sep 39
Henderson........24 Oct 37-14 Nov 37
                 02 May 38-23 May 38
                 30 Dec 38-20 Jan 39
                 02 Jul 39-25 Jul 39
Heron............07 Jul 37-04 Oct 37
                 15 Sep 38-22 Sep 38
                 27 Jul 39-03 Aug 39
Isabel...........07 Jul 37-29 Oct 37
                 05 Jan 38-07 Sep 38
Jones, Paul......07 Jul 37-24 Jul 37
                 26 Sep 37-19 Nov 37
                 12 Aug 38-27 Sep 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Luzon............07 Jul 37-07 Sep 39
Marblehead.......19 Sep 37-16 Feb 38
                 14 May 38-07 Aug 38
Marblehead.......22 Aug 38-27 Sep 38
                 09 Apr 39-07 Sep 39
Mindanao.........07 Jul 37-07 Sep 39
Monocacy.........07 Jul 37-31 Jan 39
Oahu.............07 Jul 37-07 Sep 39
Panay............07 Jul 37-12 Dec 37
Parrott..........07 Jul 37-18 Dec 37
                 12 Mar 38-25 Mar 38
                 14 Sep 38-28 Sep 38
                 03 Jun 39-04 Sep 39
Peary............16 Aug 37-17 Nov 37
                 15 Dec 37-24 Dec 37
                 06 Jan 38-25 Jan 38
                 08 Feb 38-27 Feb 38
                 15 Jul 38-14 Oct 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Pecos............19 Aug 37-04 Oct 37
                 16 Jul 38-31 Jul 38
                 23 Aug 38-28 Sep 38
                 31 May 39-07 Sep 39
Pigeon...........07 Jul 37-19 Sep 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 02 May 39-11 May 39
                 30 Jul 39-07 Sep 39
Pillsbury........07 Jul 37-17 Nov 37
                 31 Dec 37-06 Jan 38
                 20 Jan 38-02 Feb 38
                 16 Jul 38-11 Nov 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Pope.............07 Jul 37-17 Nov 37
                 15 Dec 37-17 Jan 38
                 31 Jan 38-01 Mar 38
                 15 Jul 38-20 Sep 38
                 15 Nov 38-16 Dec 38
                 05 Jun 39-07 Sep 39
Ramapo...........01 Aug 37-15 Aug 37
                 21 Oct 37-25 Oct 37
Ramapo...........28 Mar 39-05 Apr 39
                 03 Jul 39-14 Jul 39
S-36.............07 Jul 37-19 Sep 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 25 Mar 39-07 Sep 39
S-37.............07 Jul 37-25 Aug 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 19 Jul 39-07 Sep 39
S-38.............07 Jul 37-21 Jul 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 02 May 39-07 Sep 39
S-39.............07 Jul 38-21 Jul 38
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 04 Jul 39-07 Sep 39
S-40.............07 Jul 37-21 Jul 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 25 May 39-07 Sep 39
S-41.............07 Jul 37-25 Aug 37
                 13 Oct 38-29 Oct 38
                 04 Jul 39-07 Sep 39
Sacramento.......07 Jul 37-26 Sep 37
                 05 Oct 37-27 Mar 38
                 03 Jun 38-02 Jan 39
Stewart..........07 Jul 37-17 Oct 37
                 30 Oct 37-18 Dec 37
                 24 Feb 38-07 Apr 38
                 03 Jun 39-04 Sep 39
Trinity..........28 Aug 39-07 Sep 39
Tulsa............07 Jul 37-13 Jul 38
                 17 Sep 38-04 Feb 39
                 06 Apr 39-07 Sep 39
Tutuila..........07 Jul 37-07 Sep 39
Whipple..........07 Jul 37-24 Jul 37
                 03 Aug 37-18 Nov 37
                 18 Jul 38-27 Sep 38
                 26 Feb 39-03 Apr 39
                 06 Jun 39-07 Sep 39

21 February 1999