Authorized by Executive Order 9265, as amended
Specific eligibility requirements for the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal are outlined in appropriate
Service regulations. Awarded to Service members under one of the following
Assigned outside the CONUS in the Asiatic-Pacific
Theater for at least 30 days between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946
Was an evader or escapee in the combat zone or
recovered from a POW status in the combat zone during the time limitations of the
campaign. The POWs shall not be accorded credit for the time spent in confinement
or while otherwise in restraint under enemy control.
Service stars were authorized for both U.S. Army and U.S.
Navy Service members to indicate participation in certain engagements with the enemy.
Additionally, certain Service members may be eligible for the "Arrowhead" device. Such
a device denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or
amphibious assault landing.
Boundaries of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater are as follows:
Eastern Boundary. Coincident with the western
boundary of the American Theater.
Western Boundary. From the North Pole south
along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the east boundary of Iran,
thence south along the Iranian boundary to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the
60th meridian east longitude, thence south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the
Authorized Devices: Bronze Star, Silver Star,
Bronze Marine Corps Device(Navy),
Bronze Arrowhead (Army & Air Force)
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