Dod Defense Of Freedom Medal Civilian Purple Heart Set3
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Dod Defense Of Freedom Medal Civilian Purple Heart Set3:
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Secretary of Defense, Defense of Freedom Medal, complete set of three. This is the equivalent of the Purple Heart for military civilian employees. When Congress changed the awards criteria for the Purple Heart in the late 90's, they deleted the awarding of the medal to civilians. Prior to the revision, the Purple Heart could be awarded to civilians. After the 9-11 attacks, the Department of Defense realized that there was no appropriate award for civilian employees killed or wounded in the line of duty. The Defense of Freedom Medal was designed, approved, and manufactured in a few weeks, and the first medals awarded in 2001. The medal is being awarded to casualties of the ongoing conflicts. You are buying ONE full size medal, a lapel button and a service ribbon. A miniature medal has not been authorized for this decoration.
Service ribbons and miniature medals are provided WITHOUT mounting devices! If you need service ribbon/miniature medal mounts, please contact me prior to purchasing this item.
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