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American Defense Service Medal - Miniature

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Miniature Medal, Non-Anodized, American Defense Service MedalThe medal is authorized to military members who served on active duty between September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941. Members of the United States Army, to include those in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, received this medal for any length of service during the eligibility period, provided that they were on orders to active duty for a period of twelve months or longer.The United States Navy excluded those Reservists who were on active duty for less than ten days during the eligibility period, but otherwise the Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard awarded the medal to all personnel who served on active duty at any time during the eligibility period, provided they passed their initial physical examinations, such as in the case of those Reservists called back to extended active duty prior to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, or those enlisted recruits and officer candidates accessed during the same period.