Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal and Ribbon

Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Ribbon
Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal
Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Ribbon


Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal

History - Established 1919

Established on February 4, 1919, the Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal honors United States military members who carried out occupying service in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Eligible dates are between August 14 and December 10 of 1898.

Details

The medal is bronze and features the image of a castle framed by a tobacco plant and sugarcane as well as an inscription reading “ARMY OF OCCUPATION - PUERTO RICO.” The reverse features an eagle grasping weaponry; thirteen stars appear on the lower portion of the medal, and an inscription reading “UNITED STATES ARMY - FOR SERVICE” frames the eagle. The ribbon features a thick vertical red stripe in the center flanked on either side by a thin yellow stripe and a thick blue stripe; it also features red edging.






Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Ribbon

Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal

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