Philippine Liberation Ribbon. (A full-size medal is now available
from the Philippine Government for this award.)
Awarded for participation in the liberation of the Philippines
from October 17, 1944 to September 3, 1945, if the Service member did the following:
Participated in the initial landing operations on Leyte
or adjoining islands from October 17, 1944 to October 20, 1944. Service members
are considered to have participated in such operations if they landed on Leyte or the
adjoining islands, were on a ship in the waters of the Philippines, or a crew member of
an airplane that flew over Philippine territories during the period indicated.
Participated in any engagement against enemy forces
during the campaign on Leyte and the adjoining islands. Service members are
considered to have participated in such operations if they were assigned to ground, naval,
or air units actually under enemy attack.
Served in the Philippine Islands or aboard ships in the
waters of the Philippines for at least 30 calendar days during the period indicated in
Service members who meet two of the conditions in
paragraph above, are authorized to wear a bronze star on the service ribbon.
Service members meeting all three conditions shall wear two bronze stars.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Star