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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 18, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on a new ARMY OF OCCUPATION MEDAL (AOOM) in a sealed package from the factory. I've had this medal for over 12 years so it is from an older issue. Unfortunately, this is the last one I will be listing. My stock has run dry. So now is your chance to get this beautiful medal NOW!

This medal was established in 1946 and the order has been amended several times to cover areas not originally authorized. It is awarded for thirty consecutive days at a normal post of duty on assignment to the armies of occupation.

The medal was designed by the Army Heraldic Section. The obverse shows the Remagen bridge abutments, symbolic of Europe. At the top is the inscription "Army of Occupation" in two lines. The reverse shows Mount Fuji, with a cloud near the top, in the background, symbolic of Asia. In front of the mountain are two Japanese junks. Below these is a symbolic wave, and the date "1945" appears at the bottom.

The ribbon has a broad stripe of black to the left and a broad stripe of red to the right with narrow stripes of white at each end, signifying the enemies of the Second World War, Germany and Japan.

Authorized Device: Berlin Airlift Device (BAD) and Clasps were authorized for wear on the ribbon, they
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