European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal ( EAME ) was First created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 9265 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The medal was intended to recognize those militay service members who had performed military duty in the European Theater ( include North Africa & the Middle East ) during the years of World War 2.

Originally know as the EAME ribbon, the EAME Campaing Medal is awarded for any service performed between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946. Provided such service was performed in the Geographical Theater Areas of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.

For service members who participated on 1 or more Military Campaigns Service Stars are authorized to be worn on the medal. The Arrowhead device is to be worn on the medal for those who participated in Airborne or Amphibious Assault Landings. The Fleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insignia (FMF Combat Operation Insignia) is also authorized for wear on the medal for Sailors attached to the USMC.

Ribbon: It's colored bands are representing Germany (White-Black-White) On the ribbon’s right side Italy (Green-White-Red) and the U.S. in the center of the ribbon ( Blue-White-Red). The Brown and Green areas of the ribbon represent the terrain of the area of conflict, which ranged from Beaches and Sand, to Grass, Woodlands to Mountains.

Obverse: Shows a Landing Ship Tank (LST) unloading troops while under fore with an airplane overhead (Designed by Thomas Hudson Jones)

Reverse: An American Bald Eagle between the dates – 1941-1945 and the words United States of America (Designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman)

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal