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Army of Occupation Medal

Army of Occupation Medal. Illustrated by Virginia Reyes of the Defense Media Activity-San Antonio. This medal was established in 1946 and the order has been amended several times to cover areas not originally authorized. It is awarded for 30 consecutive days at a normal post of duty on assignment to the armies of occupation. Refer to DOD 1348.33-M for areas which qualify for this award. The medal was designed by the Army Heraldic Section. The obverse shows the Remagen bridge abutments, symbolic of Europe. At the top is the inscription "Army of Occupation" in two lines. The reverse shows Mount Fujiyama, with a cloud near the top, in the background, symbolic of Asia. In front of the mountain are two Japanese junks. Below these is a symbolic wave, and the date "1945" appears at the bottom. The ribbon has a broad stripe of black to the left and a broad stripe of red to the right with narrow stripes of white at each end, signifying the enemies of the Second World War, Germany and Japan.

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