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Ribbons Earned





In order of precedence
Top Row: Navy Achievement (for achievements as a Naval Reservest 1985 - 1992)
Second Row: Navy Unit Commendation (for service in Vietnam); Good Conduct Award (5 awards); Naval Reserve Meritorious Service (as a Naval Reservest 1985 - 1992)
Third Row: National Defense Service; Armed Forces Expeditionary (3 awards: Cuba, Korea, and Vietnam); Vietnam Service (2 awards: USS Ranger, 1969);
Bottom Row: Navy Sea Service; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (Ranger, 1969); Vietnam Campaign (Ranger, 1969)



Ribbons Worn







Medals Worn



Medals were worn on full-dress uniforms, usually during inspections and ceremonies.

Left to right:
Top: Good Conduct Award; National Defense Service; Armed Forces Expeditionary; Vietnam Service; Vietnam Campaign

The Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and Navy Sea Service awards did not have medals. These ribbons were usually worn on the right breast when medals were worn.

Bottom: Naval Reserve Meritious Service, and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medals. These two medals (and associated ribbons) were received just prior to leaving the Navy and were not worn.





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