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Service Medal

Service Medal.  (1) A military medal awarded to an individual who serves during a campaign or in a particular military action. In the United States service or campaign medals are round to distinguish them from higher ranking decorations of unusual shape.  See decorations.

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An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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