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Hello guys,

can anyone help me identify these two from the US that i found in a sergeant uniform from a WWII veteran?

I appreciate it

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The yellow and blue ribbon is the Delaware national guards Distinguished Service Medal.   

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Hello Paul,

Very thanks for this information! I appreciate it

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First one, bottom row is the 'Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal', the second bottom row is the American Campaign Medal and the third is American Defence Medal.  

The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (ACPM) was awarded to any member of the United States Armed Forces who service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It was created on November 6th, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 926.  Bronze stars on the ribbon indicate a second award/participation in a particular campaign or battle.  

The Campaign Medal was also instituted in 1942 and awarded for "Service outside the U.S. in the American theater for 30 days, or within the continental United States (CONUS) for one year

The Defence Medal was " intended to recognize those military service members who had served on active duty between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941."

So, the wearer joined early or was in the services before the US declared war and saw active service in the Pacific/Asian theatre.

I can't find anything which looks like the right hand ribbon, top row. :(

Edited by peter monahan

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Rt hand Ribbon top row is US. I have one as well. I had a reference for it not too long ago. It is relevant to derive in 1920s. More later if I find my reference. 

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The award ribbon on the right hand side of the ribbon bar on the top consisting of red and blue is a service ribbon for the New York State 27th Division.  If the ribbon bar assembler accidentally installed the ribbon segment incorrectly (red-blue instead of blue-red) then it represents either the 52nd Field Artillery of the New York State 27th Division OR the 71st Regiment Medical Company of the New York State 27th Division.  Suffice it to say this soldier from Delaware at some point served in the New York State 27th Division which was not entirely unusual. 

Edited by Simius Rex

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