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China Service Medal
Awarded by the Department of the Navy
Type Service medal
Eligibility Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel
Awarded for Services performed during operations in China or in Chinese territorial waters or contiguous ocean areas from 7 July 1937 to 7 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 to 1 April 1957
Status Obsolete
Established 1 July 1942
Next (higher) Navy: Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal
Marine Corps: Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
Coast Guard: Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal
Next (lower) American Defense Service Medal
China Service Medal ribbon.svg

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Ribbon bar and Campaign streamer for the medal

The China Service Medal was a service medal awarded to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. The medal was created by Navy Department General Order No. 176 on 1 July 1942. The medal recognized service in and around China before and after World War II.

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