Complete Guide to United States Navy Medals, Badges and by James G. Thompson

By James G. Thompson

Whole consultant to usa army Medals, Badges and Insignia: international battle II to provide КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ James G. ThompsonComplete consultant to usa military Medals, Badges and Insignia: international conflict II to give writer: Medals of the US Press 2003 Pages132 ISBN: 1884452531; 9781884452536PDF | 68.6 MBComplete consultant to usa army Medals, Badges and Insignia - international warfare II to provide, is the main finished awards e-book ever written at the military. each army medal is illustrated in colour with whole information for awards, attachments, date's, and heritage. This booklet solutions each award query from international struggle II to give. eighty five

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Yeoman - Crossed quills, nibs down. ) This mark was also used as a distinguishing mark. --------------------J; 31 ------~ - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ' Distinguishing Marks (Obsolete) The term "distinguishing marks" was introduced into uniform regulations in 1905 (prior to that time they were referred to simply as "marks"), In 1922 uniform regulations stated that distinguishing marks were sleeve markings for men who had met certain qualifications, In addition to those required for their rating, or members of a crew that had obtained a special merit in competition.

A maximum of three combat stars were awarded for display on the Combat Aircrew Insignia. This insignia, although still authorized for Marines, became obsolete for the Navy in 1968. Submarine Engineering Duty Insignia - A gold metal pin with two dolphins facing a silver circle center inscribed with a silver three bladed propeller on a gold background. The tips of propeller blades trisect the circle and one blade is vertical. During the 1950-52 period, the insignia was the Submarine Insignia with a block letter E in the center.

46 , ~----------Types There are two general categories of "medals" awarded by the United States to its military personnel, namely, decorations and service medals. The terms "decoration" and "medal" are used almost interchangeably today (as they are in this book), but there are recognizable distinctions between them. Decorations are awarded for acts of gallantry and meritorious service and usually have distinctive (and often unique) shapes such as crosses or stars (there are exceptions to this, such as the Navy DSM, which is round).

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