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Navy Expeditionary Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

(1) The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded.

(2) No person in the Navy or Marine Corps service is entitled to more than one Expeditionary Medal (either Navy or Marine Corps). Participation in more than one expedition will be recognized by the issue of bronze stars (one star for each expedition in excess of one), to be worn on the ribbon of the Expeditionary Medal.

(3) At present, there is a supply of Marine Corps Expeditionary Medals on hand which will be awarded to Marine Corps personnel participating in authorized expeditions. After this supply is exhausted, the Navy Expeditionary Medal will be the only medal awarded to either Navy or Marine Corps personnel for participation in expeditions.

(4) All officers and men of the Navy and Marine Corps who, under the above-mentioned conditions, took part in an operation listed below may submit to the Chief of Naval Personnel or the Commandant, United States Marine Corps, respectively, through official channels, applications for the above medal. The applications should include the names and dates of the expeditions and a statement to the effect that the applicant actually served ashore as a member of a landing party during the period for which the medal is claimed.

(5) Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served in the defense of Wake Island, 7 to 22 December 1941, will wear a bar inscribed "Wake Island" on the suspension ribbon and a silver "W" on the service ribbon bar of the appropriate Expeditionary Medal. (Navy Department General Order No. 84 of 15 August 1936.)

Source: 1948, 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual


AUTHORIZED EXPEDITIONS

                            Vessel 
                            (or landing 
Country                     party from)     Period of service ashore

Abyssinia: Djibouti         Brooklyn        21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904
                            Machias         21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904
                            San Francisco   21 Nov. 1903-18 Jan. 1904

Argentina: Buenos Aires     Tallapoosa      30 Jul. 1890-30 Jul. 1890

Chile: Valparaiso           San Francisco   28 Aug. 1891-30 Aug. 1891
                            Baltimore       28 Aug. 1891-30 Aug. 1891

China
  (1) Tiensin               Baltimore       04 Dec. 1894-16 May 1895
  (2) Chefoo                Yorktown        01 March 1895-18 March 1895
  (3) Peiping or Tientsin   Boston          04 Nov. 1898-13 March 1899
  (4) Peiping, Shanghai     Rainbow         10 Oct. 1911-19 Jan. 1914
      etc.
  (5) American Legation                     10 Oct. 1911-19 Jan. 1914
      Guard, Peiping.
  (6) Chefoo                Huron           07 Nov. 1924-11 Nov. 1924
  (7) Legation Guard,                       09 Sept. 1924-01 March 1925
      Peiping
  (8) Shanghai              Edsall          June 1925-July 1925
                            Elcano          June 1925-July 1925
                            Hart            June 1925-July 1925
                            Isabel          June 1925-July 1925
                            MacLeish        June 1925-July 1925
                            McCormack       June 1925-July 1925
                            Noa             25 July 1925-10 Aug. 1925
                            Parrott         June 1925-July 1925
                            Peary           June 1925-July 1925
                            Penguin         June 1925-July 1925
                            Pillsbury       June 1925-July 1925
                            Pope            June 1925-July 1925
                            Preble          04 Aug. 1925-31 Aug. 1925
                            Sacramento      15 Jan. 1925-23 Jan. 1925
                            Stewart         June 1925-July 1925
                            Truxtun         June 1925-July 1925
  (9) Wuchow Armed Guard    Pampanga        03 April 1925
  (10) Canton               Pampanga        Dec. 1927-Dec. 1927
                            Sacramento      Dec. 1927-Dec. 1927
  (11) Armed Guard duty     S.S. Mei Lu     05 May 1928-15 May 1925
       on board             S.S. I'Ping     22 April 1928-03 May 1928
  (12) Officer and men at-  Oahu            15 April 1929
       tached to and 
       serving on board
       at Ichang.
  (13) Personnel on board   Panay           12 Dec. 1937

Columbia, United States of:
  (1) (a) State of Panama                   11 April 1885-22 May 1885
      (b) State of Panama   Galena          31 March 1885-22 May 1885
  (2) Boca del Toro         Atlanta         08 March 1895-09 March 1895
  (3) State of Panama       Machias         11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901
                            Marietta        11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901
                            Iowa            11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901
                            Concord         11 Nov. 1901-04 Dec. 1901
  (4) Boca del Toro         Machias         17 April 1902-19 April 1902
  (5) Isthmus of Panama     Ranger          18 Sept. 1902-22 Sept. 1902
  (6) Panama and Colon,     Panther         23 Sept. 1902-18 Nov. 1902
      and along Railroad
  (7) (a) Republic of                       04 Nov. 1903-26 Feb. 1904
          Panama
      (b) Colon             Nashville       04 Nov. 1903
                            Dixie           05 Nov. 1903
                            Prairie         13 Dec. 1903
                            Dixie           03 Jan. 1904
      (c) Porto Bello       Atlanta         31 Dec. 1903

Cuba:
  (1) Guantanamo Bay                        28 May 1912-05 Aug. 1912
      and other points.

Dominican Republic:
  (1) Santo Domingo City    Atlanta         01 April 1903-19 April 1903
  (2) (a) Santo Domingo     Colombia        Jan. 1904-Feb. 1904
          City.             Newark          Jan. 1904-Feb. 1904
      (b) San Pedro de      Yankee          25 Feb. 1904-27 Feb. 1904
          Macoris
  (3) Dominican Republic
      and Republic of Haiti:
      (a) Dominican Republic                15 Aug. 1914-30 Oct. 1914
      (b) Dominican Republic                26 Nov. 1914-11 Dec. 1914
      (c) Republic of Haiti                 31 Oct. 1914-14 Nov. 1914
      (d) Republic of Haiti                 13 Dec. 1914-17 Dec. 1914
  (4) Dominican Republic                    05 Dec. 1916-05 April 1917
                                            12 Nov. 1918-Sept. 1924

Egypt: Alexandria           Lancaster       10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882
                            Nipsic          10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882
                            Quinnebaug      10 Jun. 1882-29 Aug. 1882

Haiti:
  (1) Navassa Island        Kearsarge       02 May 1891-20 June 1891
  (2) (a) Port-au-Prince    Montana         26 Jan. 1914-10 Feb. 1914
      (b) Port-au-Prince    South Carolina  29 Jan. 1914-09 Feb. 1914
      (c) Gonaives          Eagle           01 Feb. 1914-03 Feb. 1914
      (d) Cape Haitien      Tacoma          18 Oct. 1914-07 Nov. 1914
  (3) (a) Republic of Haiti                 07 Dec. 1915-05 April 1917
      (b) Republic of Haiti                 12 Nov. 1918-31 march 1919
      (c) Republic of Haiti                 16 June 1920-25 Nov. 1924
      (d) Republic of Haiti                 04 Dec. 1929-05 Aug. 1931
          during period
          martial law
          was in effect.

Hawaiian Islands
  (1) Honolulu              Tuscarora       12 Feb. 1874-20 Feb. 1874
                            Portsmouth      12 Feb. 1874-20 Feb. 1874
  (2) Honolulu              Adams           30 July 1889-31 July 1889
  (3) Honolulu              Boston          16 Jan. 1893-01 April 1893

Honduras:
  (1) Truxillo, La Ceiba    Marietta        21 March 1903-16 April 1903
      or Puerto Cortez.     Olympia         21 March 1903-16 April 1903
                            Panther         21 March 1903-16 April 1903
                            Raleigh         21 March 1903-16 April 1903
                            San Francisco   21 March 1903-16 April 1903
  (2) (a) Laguna            Paducah         28 April 1907-23 May 1907
      (b) Choloma           Paducah         24 May 1907-08 June 1907
  (3) (a) La Ceiba, Puerto  Billingsley     28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924
          Cortez, and       Denver          28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924
          Tela.             Lardner         28 Feb. 1924-13 March 1924
      (b) Tegulcigalpa      Milwaukee       18 March 1924-30 April 1924

Korea:
  (1) Seoul                 Essex           19 June 1888-30 June 1888
  (2) Seoul                 Baltimore       24 July 1894-19 June 1895
                            Charleston      24 July 1894-19 June 1895
                            Concord         24 July 1894-19 June 1895
                            Detroit         24 July 1894-19 June 1895
                            Yorktown        24 July 1894-30 Nov. 1895
                            Machias         29 Nov. 1895-03 April 1896
  (3) American Legation                     05 Jan. 1904-11 Nov. 1905
      Guard, Seoul.

Nicaragua:
  (1) Bluefields            Marblehead      06 July 1894-06 Aug. 1894
                            Columbia        31 July 1894-07 Aug. 1894
  (2) Corinto               Alert           02 May 1896-04 May 1896
  (3) San Juan del Sur      Alert           07 Feb. 1898-08 Feb. 1898
  (4) Bluefields            Marietta        24 Feb. 1899-28 Feb. 1899
  (5) Corinto               Buffalo         20 Dec. 1909-15 March 1910
  (6) Bluefields                            30 May 1910-04 Sept. 1910
  (7) Legation Guard,                       15 Nov. 1912-05 April 1917
      Managua                               12 Nov. 1918-03 Aug. 1925
  (8) Bluefields            Cleveland       07 May 1926-04 June 1926

Philippine Islands          Pampanga        17 Sept. 1911-18 Nov. 1911

Russia:
  Embassy Guard, St.                        December 1905-01 Jan 1907
  Petersburg

Samoa:
  (1) Apia                  Nipsic          13 Nov. 1888-20 March 1889
  (2) Apia                  Philadelphia    March 1899-May 1899

Siberia:
  Russian Island                            31 March 1920-19 Nov. 1922

Syria:
  Beirut                    Brooklyn        08 Sept. 1903-13 Sept. 1903
                                            10 Oct. 1903-17 Oct. 1903
                            San Francisco   08 Sept. 1903-13 Sept. 1903
                                            10 Oct. 1903-17 Oct. 1903

Turkey:
  (1) Ismir                 Humphreys       28 June 1921-03 July 1921
  (2) Smyrna                Edsall          16 Sept. 1922-02 Oct. 1922
                            Lawrence        08 Oct. 1922-18 Oct. 1922
                            Litchfield      07 Sept. 1922-16 Sept. 1922
                            MacLeish        01 Oct. 1922-05 Oct. 1922
                            S.C. No. 96     September 1922-October 1922
                            Simpson         08 Sept. 1922-13 Sept. 1922

Wake Island                                 07 Dec. 1941-22 Dec. 1941
(Personnel entitled to wear the Expeditionary Medals for Wake Island are
authorized to wear a silver "W" on the suspension ribbon of the medal or
service ribbon bar.)

01 June 1998