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American Campaign Medal
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American Campaign Medal
Awarded by Department of War and Department of the Navy
Type Service medal
Eligibility U.S. military service in the American Theater for at least 30 days outside the U.S. or 1 year inside the U.S. between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946.
Status Inactive
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First awarded December 7, 1941
Last awarded March 2, 1946
Precedence
Equivalent Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Next (lower) World War II Victory Medal

American Campaign Medal ribbon and streamer

Streamer for American Campaign Medal
Service ribbon and campaign streamer

The American Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was first created on November 6, 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The medal was seen to recognize those military members who had performed military service in the American Theater of Operations during World War II.

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