Antarctic Service Ribbon

Antarctic Service Ribbon
Item# R066
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Product Description

The Antarctic Service Medal was established by an Act of Congress on July 7, 1960. The ribbon was authorized in 1961, and the design of the medal received final approval in 1963. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, U.S. citizen, or resident alien of the United States, who after Jan. 1, 1946 to a date to be announced, served on the Antarctic continent or in support of U.S. operations there. The first recipients of this award were members of the U.S Navy operation "High Jump" under the late Admiral R.E. Byrd in 1946 and 1947. Deserving civilians including scientists and polar experts can also be awarded this medal.

This Antarctic Service Ribbon is manufactured by the same government contractor that supplies the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and the Armed Forces Exchanges, it's quality is guaranteed.

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