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What does a World War 2 EAME Theater Ribbon with 4 bronze stars represent?


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2007-12-25 09:59:37
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The ribbon is awarded to military personnel involved in WWII in the European Theater. The four bronze stars mean the person participated in four campaigns during that war. A campaign is a major operation usually involving many Army divisions. This is not to be confused with the bronze star medal ... awarded to someone for valor on the battlefield.

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The campaign ribbon for service in Europe is the European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. The ribbon for this medal is BROWN & GREEN with three sets of thin, tri-color stripes that represent each of the Axis countries in Europe. One: Green/White/Red is for ITaly Two: Black/White/Black is for Germany Three: (Forgot what this is for)

They represent combat engagements or additional awards of a medal. The specifics vary a bit from award to award and service to service. My best guess would be that the stars on the Bronze Star represent combat engagements and that the two on the campaign ribbon represents the second and third award. If they are truly gold, they could actually represent ten awards, but that is doubtful.

There are two different types of "bronze star" awards that can be listed in Army records.On the Army campaign ribbon, small bronze stars are affixed to indicate campaign participation. For example, a soldier who participated in three campaigns would have three bronze stars on his campaign ribbon.There is a medal called bronze star, awarded for either performance or valor in combat.Three bronze star medals in a war are more likely campaign stars than separate medals.

Bronze Stars on a World War II Campaign RibbonEach bronze star on the ribbon of a campaign medal or ribbon bar represents a campaign that the wearer served in. When the wearer has been in five campaigns they turn in the four bronze stars & replace it with a silver star, silver represents five campaigns. For example, three stars on an ETO ribbon would mean the veteran served in three campaigns in the European Theater of Operations.The EAME or E.A.M.E. (European, African, Middle Eastern) Theater Ribbon was a way for the U.S. Military to recogize where a person served during WW 2. It was given to all who participated in the European, African and Mediterranean theatres.As for the EAME ribbon itself, The colors of the ribbon have their own significance: the brown stripes on the outer edges represent the sands of the North African desert. The wide green stripes in the middle represent the forests of Europe. The narrow green white and red stripes on one side represent Italy and the narrow black and white stripes on the other side represent Germany. The narrow red white and blue stripes in the center represent the United States.Bronze Stars worn upon it are Campaign Stars, NOT to be confused with the Bronze Star Award for Valour. The two CAMPAIGNS mentioned here are:Rhineland: Sept. 14, 1944 - Mar. 21, 1945Central Europe: Mar. 22 - May 8, 1945For one example, a pilot might have these for piloting a B-17G based at Deenethorpe, England, on strategic bombing missions over Europe, Sept. 14, 1944 to V-E Day.Campaign Medals (theater ribbons) are on page 3 of United States Army Service MedalsNote that you need to be careful on the Internet. I just read that EAME stands for European/African/Mediteranean theater, but the ME really stands for Middle Eastern.More input:My late husband, a Chief Gunners Mate, had 13 stars on this ribbon, and he told me that each star stood for a different campaign. In addition he had the following: American Defense; 1 star. Philippine Lib. 2 stars; World War II Victory Medal; American Area (Good Conduct Medal); Commendation Ribbons.***********Here is a quote from the US Army website.A service star, also referred to as a battle star, campaign star, or engagement star, is an attachment to a military decoration which denotes participation in military campaigns or multiple bestowals of the same award. Service stars are typically issued for campaign medals, service medals, ribbon awards, and certain military badges. Service stars are different from award stars, which are issued for multiple awards of meritorious and combat decorations. The United States military issues bronze and silver and gold service stars, with a silver service star issued "in lieu" of five bronze. For instance, six campaigns, served on a campaign medal, would be annotated by one silver and one bronze service star. In some situations, service stars are only issued after the second award of a decoration. For instance, three awards of a Sea Service Ribbon would be annotated by the ribbon with two bronze service stars. The United States Army also occasionally issues award numerals, instead of service stars, to denote multiple awards of certain ribbon decorations. In addition to award numerals, the United States Army uses the same Gold award star that is worn on many Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard decorations to denote the tenth and final award of the Army Sea Duty Ribbon. Service stars issued for actions in which a United States Navy vessel participated are also placed on campaign streamers, which are affixed to the U.S. Navy flag. The regulations for this originated in 1942, which defined naval campaign areas and designated engagements. Participation in such engagements, by ships and by individuals, was then denoted by service stars. The United States Army followed a very similar practice with ground campaigns and battle engagements. A common point of confusion is to confuse bronze and silver service stars with the Silver Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal. The main difference between the two is that the Bronze and Silver Star Medals are individual decorations while service stars are worn on awards and are not individual decorations or medals.

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The Bronze Star Medal could be awarded for either "meritorious service" or for "valor". If the award was for valor, the Medal was awarded with a bronze "V device" to be worn on the ribbon of the Medal. After the war was over the Army decided that every WWII veteran was entitled to the Bronze Star Medal, but the award was for "meritorious service", not "valor", so no "V device".

J. S. Croft Company K, 349 Infantry Machine Gunner 604 Listed citations are: Bronze Star 88th Infantry, Good Conduct, and Europen African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/ three bronze battle stars S/Sgt Newton F. Cole, Jr. Battery B, 328 Field Artillery 85th Infantry Division In 1946, the rules for awarding the Bronze Star Medal was changed such that any soldier who earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, which was given for close combat at the front lines, was automatically awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

It means the soldier awarded the bronze arrowhead took part in an assault on enemy held territory - either an amphibious landing from the sea if he was a ground-pounder, or an airborne combat drop if he was a paratrooper. These are worn on the ribbon for the EAME (Europe Africa Middle East) or Pacific Theater Medals.

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Bronze star represents major campaigns. For example the EAME Ribbon was given to anyone who served in Europe. So if they participated in the Napples-Foggia Campaign, then they would have 1 bronze star. Other campaigns were: Northern France, Southern France, Rhineland, and Air Offensive, Europe. If the unit was involved in the amphibious landing at Salerno, then they would receive a Bronze Arrowhead. A good source that was used to look up what campaign credit was earned by each unit is the Dept. of Army Pamplet 672-1 "UNIT CITATION AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT REGISTER" dated July 1961 (which is at least 300 pages thick). This document was used to determine who could be credited for campaign medals for WW2 and Korea. Custermen

He enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor and survived the Japanese attack of the US fleet. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Litchfield destroyer as a Machinist Mate First Class. He was awarded the American Defense Ribbon with 1 Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Area Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He served with the Navy from Feb. 14, 1941 to April 2, 1947.

Yes. Recipients of the CIB were decided to be eligible for a Bronze Star Medal a couple of years after the war. By that time most of the men were discharged from the service, and may never have been aware of this decision, or never bothered to apply for it. The Bronze Star could be awarded for valor, or for "meritorious service". If the award was for valor the Medal came with bronze "V devices", shaped like the letter "V" to be worn on the ribbons for the medal - a little one for the chest ribbon and a larger one for the ribbon of the actual medal. The Bronze Stars given to all recipients of the Combat Infantryman's Badge were for "meritorious service", so, no "V devices".

It was a world war because it involved all the worlds superpowers and was fought throughout the world eg. Western and Eastern European theater, North African theater, Pacific theater etc.

The European Theater and the Pacific Theater.

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You are thinking of the Pacific Theater or PTO (Pacific Theater of Operations). It is the U.S. versing the Japanese.

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The two most fought theaters in World War 2 were: -European Theater -Pacific Theater Also, the Russian Theater is probley third.

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