World War II Marine Corps Occupation Miniature Medal
The World War II marine Corps Occupation Service Medal is a decoration awarded to members of the Marine Corps who served in specific regions of Europe or Asia following the end of WWII. A "Germany Bar" device is worn with the medal by personnel who served in the following locations in Europe during the accompanied dates: Italy (November 8, 1945 - December 15, 1947); Trieste (May 8, 1945 - October 25, 1954); Germany (May 8, 1945 - May 5, 1955); Austria (May 8, 1945 - October 25, 1955) and West Berlin (May 8, 1945 - October 3, 1990). A "Japan Bar" device is worn by personnel who served in the following locations in Asia during the accompanied dates: Japan (September 3, 1945 to April 27, 1952), and; Korea (September 3, 1945 to June 29, 1949). The Berlin Airlift Device is also approved to be worn as an attachment on the World War II Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal for those who participated in the Berlin Airlifts.
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