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Philippines (Republic): Vietnam Service Medal



The reverse of the medal makers mounting brooch with makers name 'El Oro' / Military Jeweller / 'Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' / Quezon City, Philippines, on 4 x lines. The brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings

Sold together with companion enamel lapel pin and uniform riband bar both these later with reverse fittings as issued

Contained within makers card box of issue. This with makers logo and marks on the inside lid

This decoration was established in 1967 and made retrospective to include service in Vietnam since July 1954

Basis award criteria for the medal was 6 months service with the Philippines Armed Forces that served in Vietnam between July 1954 to December 1969. The last elements of the Philippines 'Civic Action Group Vietnam' returned to the Philippines in December 1969
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Through to circa 1984, 'El-Oro / Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' were the principal contractor appointed by the Philippines Government for the striking and supply of official Filipino, Orders, Decorations and Medals

Scarce

Condition: EF

Code: 20351

SOLD


Philippines (Commonwealth 1935-1946): Liberation Medal 1941-1942. With 2 x bronze 'Service Stars' emblems



The inclusion of the 2 x 'Service Stars' on the riband is indicative that the recipient took part in 2 x additional qualifying campaign phases of the Liberation of the Philippines campaign 1944-1945, and had served in 3 x qualifying phases in total

The silk corded riband fitted with a 12mm crimp-brooch, this retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock and clasp fittings, as issued

The medal was originally instituted as a riband only award on 20 December 1944, and subsequently amended to become an established medal on 22 July 1945. The medal was awarded to all Filipino and Allied (United States / Australian) military personnel who served during the 'Liberation of the Philippines' campaign between 17 October 1944 to 3 September 1945

Specific award criteria for this medal as it applied to United States personnel are that personnel must have participated in at least one of the below following campaigns;

- Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands from 17 October to 20 October 1944

- Participation in any engagement against hostile Japanese forces on Leyte and adjoining islands during the Philippine Liberation Campaign of 17 October 1944, to 2 September 1945

- Participation in any engagement against hostile Japanese forces on islands other than those mentioned above during the Philippine Liberation Campaign of 17 October 1944, to 2 September 1945

- Served in the Philippine Islands or on ships in Philippine waters for not less than 30 days during the period.

Battle Stars Devices: United States personnel who are awarded the medal for participation in any of the above-mentioned operations are authorized to wear a bronze service star on the Philippine Liberation Medal for each additional qualifying action

Condition: EF

Code: 20353

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Philippines (Commonwealth 1935-1946): Defense Medal 1941-1942



This campaign medal was awarded to all of the 'Battling Bastards of Baatan'

A good quality United States strike

The corded silk riband with 12mm crimp-brooch with United States Federal Government contractor marks 'Graco GI'. The crimp brooch retaining the original intricate long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

The medal was originally instituted as a riband only award on 20 December 1944, and awarded to all Filipino and Allied (United States) military personnel who served during the 'Defense of the Philippines' campaign between 8 December 1941 - 15 June 1942, including the epic defense of the Bataan Peninsula and the Corregidor fortress island

It was American War Corrspondent 'Frank Hewell - the last remaining correspondent on Baatan who famously coined the phrase 'The Battling Bastartds of Baatan' when he wrote:

Quote,

We’re the battling bastards of Bataan.

No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam,

No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,

No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces

And nobody gives a damn.

Unquote.

An essential campaign medal for any collector of medals for the Pacific War 1941-1945

Condition: EF

Code: 20354

35.00 GBP


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Philippines (Republic): Independence Medal 1946



The silk corded riband fitted with a 12mm crimp-brooch, this retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock and clasp fittings as issued

The medal was originally instituted by the Commonwealth of the Philippines as a riband only award on 3 July 1946, to be awarded to all Filipino and United States military personnel serving in the Philippines on 4 July 1946 (Independence Day). Eligibility for the 'riband' was subsequently amended in the United States insofar as personnel had to have additionally prior earned both the Philippines Defense Medal 1941-1945, and Philippines Liberation Medals 1944-1945 'and' been serving in the Philippines on 4 July 1946 to receive Independence riband

In 1968, President Ferdinand Marcos authorized that a medal be formally designed and struck for wear with the riband, from which time the 'Independence Medal' was worn together with other medals

Condition: EF

Code: 20352

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Philippines (Republic) : Jolo Campaign Service Medal

The reverse of the medal makers mounting brooch with makers name 'El Oro' / Military Jeweler / 'Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' / Quezon City, Philippines, on 4 x lines. The brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings

This campaign medal is awarded for specified active service within the Jolo & Sulu Islands regions. Through to November 1955, there were 5 x qualifying campaigns between 1948 to 1955 for operations involving combat against the 'Moro' bandit leader Kamlon

Through to circa 1984, 'El-Oro / Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' were the principal contractor appointed by the Philippines Government for the striking and supply of official Filipino, Orders, Decorations and Medals

Condition: EF

Code: 19846

65.00 GBP


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Philippines (Republic 1946): Military Merit Medal. Gilt & enamel

The reverse of the medal makers mounting brooch with makers name 'El Oro' / Military Jeweler / 'Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' / Quezon City, Philippines, on 4 x lines. The brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings

Sold together with companion enamel lapel pin and uniform riband bar both these later with reverse fittings as issued

Contained within makers card box of issue. This with makers logo and marks on the inside lid

The criteria for award of this decoration was made retrospective to deeds performed at any time since 8 December 1941, including the Second World War campaigns against the Japanese. The medal can also be awarded posthumously

Through to circa 1984, 'El-Oro / Jose J. Tupaz. Jr' were the principal contractor appointed by the Philippines Government for the striking and supply of official Filipino, Orders, Decorations and Medals

Condition: EF

Code: 19850

75.00 GBP


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