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Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
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Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
Awarded by United States Merchant Marine
Type Individual award
Eligibility Merchant mariners
Awarded for Service during World War II
Campaign World War II (1941-1945)
Established August 8, 1946
Next (higher) Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone Medal
Equivalent World War II Victory Medal
Next (lower) Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal
Merchant Marine Victory ribbon.svg
Merchant Marine World War II Victory Ribbon

The Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States Merchant Marine established by an Act of Congress on August 8, 1946.[1]

Conditions[edit | edit source]

The decoration is awarded to officers and men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who served aboard American-flagged merchant ships for at least 30 days between December 7, 1941, and September 3, 1945.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

The medal is a bronze disc suspended from a ribbon with wide red edges and a red center flanked by narrow stripes of yellow, green, blue, and white. The front of the medal shows a woman standing in a desert landscape holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. To the left of the woman is the world "WORLD" and to the right of her is "WAR II". The reverse side shows an anchor inside a rope circle, around which is wound a ribbon marked "FIRMITAS", "ADVERSARIA", and "SUPERAT". In a circle around the edge of the reverse side are the words "UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE 1941-1945".[3]

John R. Sinnock designed the medal.[3]

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