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A bronze badge composed of a Filipino war shield flanked by the wings of victory. The shield is embelished with vertical panels of blue, white, and red enamel between a chief and shield bottom in white enamel. Superimposed on the white enamel center panel is a vertical bolo knife in silver, and three five pointed stars in yellow enamel appear in the chief. Between the chief and the three vertical panels is a band containing the inscription "LIBERTY" in raised letters, which is divided by the tip of the knife. Three different suspension devices were used for the Philippine Liberation Medal. The first type is an inverted triangle that is fixed to a post at the top of the medal; the second type uses a fixed ring instead of the triangle; and the third type consists of a ribbon suspension ring that is connected by a link ring to the eyelet at the top of the medal.

The ribbon is 1-3/8 inches wide and is a field of red with two stripes, one blue 1/8 inch wide and one white 1/8 inch wide in the center, with the blue to the wearers right.


The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944 to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must me met:

   (1) Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands from
        October 7-20, 1944.

   (2) Participation in any engagement against the enemy during the Philippine Liberation

   (3) Service in the Philippine Islands or in ships in Philippine waters for not less than 30
        days during the period October 17, 1944 to September 2, 1945.

 The following are authorized components:

    a. Medal (regular size): MIL-DTL-3943/247. Medal set with full size medal and ribbon bar.
        NSN 8455-00-269-5764.

    b. Medal (miniature): MIL-DTL-3943/247. Available commercially.

    c. Ribbon: MIL-DTL-11589/17. NSN 8455-00-257-0525. Available commercially.

    d. Streamer: The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon is used as a streamer for 21 streamers
       on the Army flag. Units that received campaign credit display the streamers with the
       inscription as listed on their lineage and honors.

a. Upon its creation, the Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded as the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and it was not until July 1945 that a full-sized medal was established. The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded to allied militaries, primarily the forces of the Philippine Commonwealth, United States Armed Forces, and the military of the British Commonwealth. The medal was created by an order of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippine Headquarters on December 20, 1944. The award was presented to any service member, of both Philippine Commonwealth and allied militaries who participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between the dates of 17 October 1944, and 02 September 1945.


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