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World War II Victory Medal
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World War II Victory Medal
Awarded by Department of War and Department of the Navy
Type Military service medal
Eligibility Served in the armed forces between the dates of 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946.
Status Retired
Precedence
Next (higher) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Equivalent Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
Next (lower) Army of Occupation Medal or
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Ribbon for World War II Victory Medal

Streamer for World War II Victory Medal
Service ribbon (top) and campaign streamer (bottom)

The World War II Victory Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was created by an Act of Congress on 6 July 1945 (Public Law 135, 79th Congress).

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