Category:Philippine Campaign Medal (United States)

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Philippine Campaign Medal (United States)[edit]

  • 1.Description: A bronze medal, 1 1/4 inch in diameter, with an oxidized, relieved finish.
    • Obverse: A palm tree bearing coconuts with a lamp in dexter and a scale in sinister. Around the border at the top is the inscription PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION and the date 1899 in base.
    • Reverse: On the reverse is a trophy composed of an eagle perched on a cannon supported by crossed flags, rifles, an Indian shield, spear, quiver of arrows, a Cuban machete, and a Sulu Kris. Below the trophy are the words "FOR SERVICE". Around the border are the words "UNITED STATES ARMY" in the upper half and thirteen stars in the lower half.
  • Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following vertical stripes:
  1. 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue,
  2. 5/16 inch Old Glory Red,
  3. 5/8 inch Ultramarine Blue,
  4. 5/16 inch Old Glory Red,
  5. 1/16inch Ultramarine Blue.
  • 2.Criteria: The Philippine Campaign Medal was awarded for service in the Philippine Islands under any of the conditions indicated in AR 600-8-22. The total inclusive period during which the medal was authorized is February 4, 1899 through December 31, 1913.
  • 3.Components:
    • a. Medal. MIL-DTL-3943/195.
    • b. Ribbon. MIL-DTL-11589/138.
    • c. Streamer. Streamers are displayed on the organizational flag of units that received credit for participating in any of the campaigns. The inscription will be as indicated on the unit's lineage and honors.
  • 4.Background:
    • a. The Philippine Campaign Medal was established on 1905-01-12 by War Department General Order 5.
    • b. Symbolism: The palm tree represents the tropical character of the Philippines. The lamp denotes enlightenment. The scales allude to justice and the bringing of enlightenment and just to the Philippines. The date indicates the year the Philippine Insurrection began.
    • c. There are 11 campaign streamers displayed on the Army flag to represent service in the Philippines. The campaigns are:
    1. MANILA 1899
    2. ILOILO 1899
    3. MALOLOS 1899
    4. LAGUNA DE BAY 1899
    5. SAN ISIDRO 1899
    6. ZAPOTE RIVER 1899
    7. CAVITE 1899-1900
    8. TARLAC 1899
    9. SAN FABIAN 1899
    10. MINDANAO1902-1905
    11. JOLO 1905, 1906, 1913
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Philippine Campaign Medal (en); Μετάλλιο Εκστρατείας Φιλιππινών (el); מדליית המערכה בפיליפינים (he); médaille de la campagne des Philippines (fr)

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