Philippine Defense Medal

Philippine Defense Liberation Independence Medal

Philippine Defense Medal

The Philippine Defense Medal is a military award of the Republic of the Philippines, which is awarded in memory of initial resistance against Japanese invasion between the dates of December 1941 and June 1942. It was first established as a band in December 1944 and a full-sized medal was approved in July 1945.

InstitutedType
1944Non U.S. Service Medal
Philippine Defense Medal
Philippine Defense Medal

Eligiblity Requirements

Philippine Defense Medal eligiblity requirement: the medal is awarded to any service member, or Philippine army or allied armed force, which took part in the defense of the Philippines between December 8, 1941 and June 15, 1942. Participation in any effort against enemy territory Philippines, in Philippine waters, either in the air or on the water on the Philippines. A military personnel awarded for combat service in the defense of the Philippines
from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, if the Service member was:

  1. A member of the Bataan or Manila Bay Forces or of a
    unit, ship, or airplane under enemy attack.
  2. Assigned or stationed in the Philippine territories or
    waters for at least 30 calendar days from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942

Order of Precedence

Philippine Defense Medal is order of precedence: The Philippine Defense Ribbon is worn after Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Ribbon and before Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Authorized Devices

A Service member who meets both conditions cited in
paragraph above, is authorized to wear a bronze star on the service ribbon.

Bronze Service Star
Bronze Service Star

Philippine Defense Ribbon

Members of the United States Armed Forces entitled to the Philippine Defense Medal were also eligible to receive the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with a bronze “battle star” for participation in the defense of the Philippines.

Philippine Defense Ribbon
Philippine Defense Ribbon

Philippine Liberation Medal

The Philippine Medal of Liberation is a military award from the Republic of the Philippines, created by order of the Commonwealth Army Headquarters of the Philippines on December 20, 1944. The award was given to every member of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the military Allies who participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between October 17, 1944 and September 2, 1945.

InstitutedType
1944Non U.S. Service Medal
Philippine Liberation Medal
Philippine Liberation Medal

Eligiblity Requirements

Philippine Liberation Medal is awarded for participation in the liberation of the Philippines
from October 17, 1944 to September 3, 1945, if the Service member did the following:

  1. Participated in the initial landing operations on Leyte
    or adjoining islands from October 17, 1944 to October 20, 1944. Service members
    are considered to have participated in such operations if they landed on Leyte or the
    adjoining islands, were on a ship in the waters of the Philippines, or a crew member of
    an airplane that flew over Philippine territories during the period indicated.
  2. Participated in any engagement against enemy forces
    during the campaign on Leyte and the adjoining islands. Service members are
    considered to have participated in such operations if they were assigned to ground, naval,
    or air units actually under enemy attack.
  3. Served in the Philippine Islands or aboard ships in the
    waters of the Philippines for at least 30 calendar days during October 17, 1944 to September 3, 1945

Order of Precedence

Philippine Liberation Medal order of precedence: Philippine Liberation Ribbon is worn after Philippine Defense Ribbon and before Philippine Independence Ribbon

Authorized Devices

  1. A Service member who meets both conditions cited in
    paragraph above is authorized to wear a bronze star on the service ribbon.
  2. Service members who meet two of the conditions in
    paragraph above are authorized to wear a bronze star on the service ribbon.
  3. Service members meeting all three conditions shall wear two bronze stars.
Bronze Service Star
Bronze Service Star

Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Philippine Independence Medal

Awarded to Service members who are recipients of both the Philippine Defense and Philippine Liberation ribbons.

InstitutedType
1946Non U.S. Service Medal
Philippine Independence Medal
Philippine Independence Medal

The Philippine Independence Medal is a military decoration of the Republic of the Philippines that was created by order of the Philippine Army Headquarters on July 3, 1946. The Philippine Independence Medal was created to recognize members of the military Who had participated in multiple Philippine military during the years of World War II.

Eligibility Requirements

To be awarded the Philippine Medal of Independence, a service member must have previously received the Philippines Medal of Defense and the Philippine Medal of Liberation. The service member must also have fulfilled the active military duty in the Philippines after July 4, 1946. The award criteria awarded the medal to anyone who had participated in the initial resistance against the Japanese invasion and also in the campaigns for to free the Philippines from Japanese Occupation in 1945.

Order of Precedence

Philippine Independence Medal order of precedence: Philippine Independence Ribbon is worn after Philippine Liberation Ribbon and before United Nations Ribbon.

Philippine Independence Ribbon

Philippine Independence Ribbon
Philippine Independence Ribbon
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