USS TOLEDO earned the Korean Service Medal (U.S.)

and five battle stars for operations listed below

 

The Korean Service Medal

    The Korean Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military and was created on November 1950 by order of President Harry Truman. The Korean Service Medal is the primary United States decoration for participation in the Korean War and is awarded to any U.S. service member, who performed duty in the Republic of Korea, between June 27, 1950 and June 27, 1954. The United States Department of Defense declared thirteen official campaigns of the Korean War, all of which are annotated by service stars on the Korean Service Medal. Some campaigns apply to all branches of the U.S. military, while others are branch specific.

 

    Six Service stars are authorized to the Korean Service Medal for participation in the following campaigns, as noted by the Stars below.

 

 

North Korean Aggression (Navy) - June 27 to November 2, 1950

Communist China Aggression (Navy) - November 3, 1950 to January 24, 1951

 

Inchon Landing (Navy) - September 13 to 17, 1950

First United Nations Counteroffensive (Army, Navy, USAF) - January 25 to April 21, 1951

 

Chinese Communist Forces Spring Offensive (Army, Navy, USAF) - April 22 to July 8, 1951

 

United Nations Summer-Fall Offensive (Army, Navy, USAF) - July 9 to November 27, 1951

Second Korean Winter (Army, Navy, USAF) - November 28, 1951 to April 30, 1952

 

Korean Defense Summer-Fall, 1951 (Army, Navy, USAF) - May 1 to November 30, 1952

 

Third Korean Winter (Army, Navy, USAF) - December 1, 1951 to April 30, 1953

Korea, Summer 1953 (Army, Navy, USAF) - May 1, 1953 to July 27, 1953

 

 

 

USS TOLEDO was also awarded the following for HER action in Korea

 

 The United Nations Service Medal

  

    The United Nations Service Medal is an international military decoration which was established by the United Nations on December 12, 1950. The decoration was the first international award ever created and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War.

 

    The United Nations Service Medal is awarded to any military service member, of an Armed Force allied with South Korea, who participated in the defense of Korea from North Korean aggression between the dates of June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge

  

    The United Nations Service Medal was originally offered to United Nations forces serving in Korea and adjacent waters by the Republic of Korea in 1951.

 

 

 

 

The Korean War Service Medal - Republic of Korea

  

    The Korean Service Medal is the primary United States decoration for participation in the Korean War and is awarded to any U.S. service member, who performed duty in the Republic of Korea, between June 27, 1950 and June 27, 1954.

 

 

Combat Action Medal

  

    This medal is awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard for combat action service. The principal requirement is that the personnel must have been in a ground or surface combat fire-fight, or action during which they were under enemy fire, and that their performance under fire must have been satisfactory.

 

 

 

 

World War II Victory Medal

  

    The World War II Victory Medal may be awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served on active duty in World War II at any time between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive.

 

 

 

China Service Medal (extended)

  

    The China Service Medal was a military medal awarded by U.S. Navy to personnel who served ashore in China or were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of operations in China between September 2, 1945 and April 1, 1957.

 

 

 

 

Navy Occupation Medal with Asia Clasp

  

    The Navy Occupation Service Medal is a decoration of the United States Navy which was issued to Navy personnel who participated in the Asian occupation forces following the close of the Second World War.

 

    The Pacific Clasp was authorized for any service performed in the Asiatic Pacific area between the dates of September 2, 1945 and April 27, 1952. The USS TOLEDO served actively for periods in the Korean War from July 1950 through February 1953.

 

 

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