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History and Display of Military Awards and Ribbons

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Defense Logistics Agency Public Affairs The practice of using military decorations to honor individuals or fighting organizations dates back to antiquity.   Early awards were usually used to recognize leaders in the nobility and military class of society. According to the Rosicrucian …

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Unit Awards for Commissioned Vessels: A brief history

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Defense Logistics Agency Public Affairs As military awards for individuals began to see an increase in popularity after the Spanish American War, so did awards for commissioned vessels. As ships began to earn more honors, they began displaying these in various forms. …

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