Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
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Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal
Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal front side
TypeIndividual award
Awarded forService during World War II
Presented byUnited States Maritime Administration
EligibilityMerchant mariners
Campaign(s)World War II (1941-1945)
EstablishedAugust 8, 1946
Merchant Marine Victory ribbon.svg
Merchant Marine World War II Victory Ribbon
Precedence
Next (higher)Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone Medal
EquivalentWorld War II Victory Medal
Next (lower)Merchant Marine Korean Service Medal

The Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States Merchant Marine established by an Act of Congress on August 8, 1946.[1]

Conditions

The decoration is awarded to officers and men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who served aboard American-flagged merchant ships for at least 30 days between December 7, 1941, and September 3, 1945.[2]

Design

The medal is a bronze disc suspended from a ribbon with wide red edges and a red center flanked by narrow stripes of yellow, green, blue, and white. The front of the medal shows a woman standing in a desert landscape holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. To the left of the woman is the word "WORLD" and to the right of her is "WAR II". The reverse side shows an anchor inside a rope circle, around which is wound a ribbon marked "FIRMITAS", "ADVERSARIA", and "SUPERAT" (Latin for "The strength to overcome an adversary"). In a circle around the edge of the reverse side are the words "UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE 1941-1945".[3]

John R. Sinnock designed the medal.[3]

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