American Campaign Medal


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American Campaign Medal

American Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was first created on November 6, 1942 by Executive order 9265 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Therefore the medal was intended to recognize those military members who had performed military service in the American Theater of Operations during World War II.   A similar medal, known as the American Defense Service Medal was awarded for active duty service prior to the United States entry into World War II.



Due to the requirements for the American Campaign Medal were for service within the American Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946 under any of the following conditions:

  1. On permanent assignment outside the continental limits of the United States.
  2. Permanently assigned as a member of a crew of a vessel sailing ocean waters for a period of 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days.
  3. Outside the continental limits of the United States in a passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days. Or 60 nonconsecutive days.
  4. Within the continental limits of the United States for an aggregate period of 1 year.

Most of all the boundaries of American Theater are as follows.  Seems like the eastern boundary is located from the North Pole. South along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude. Southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel almost north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude.  Thence south along the meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the Equator. The 20th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole.

As a result the western boundary is located from the North Pole, hence south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska. Hence south and southeast along the Alaska boundary to the Pacific Ocean. Especially, south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude. Thence southeast to the intersection of the Equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south to the South Pole.


 A special thanks:

In addition to these brave individuals who have conquered these tasks to gain this legendary award thank you!

Anderson, Beauford T. “Andy”

Because Anderson displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. When a powerfully conducted predawn Japanese counterattack struck his unit’s flank, he ordered his men to take cover in an old tomb, and then, armed only with a carbine, faced the onslaught alone. After emptying 1 magazine at pointblank range However into the screaming attackers, he seized an enemy mortar dud and threw it back among the charging Japs, killing several as it burst.

Amussen, John Russell

Member of Bomber Squadron VBF-14. 


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