Ribbons and Medals

Alfred J. Mirabelli Ribbon Rack

The ribbon rack from Alfred J. Mirabelli's time in the United States Navy. Some of the varoius ribbons include recognition for his service in China, Korea, and Vietnam. There are also ribbons such as the Purple Heart or the Navy Good Conduct ribbon. 

Military Ribbons

From Left to Right:

Purple Heart: 

  • Awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving (post April 1917).

Navy and Marine Corps Commendations Medal:

  • A mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism. 

Navy Good Conduct Medal with one bronze star:

  • Exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal Military service. The bronze star signifies that Mirabelli recieved this award twice. 
Various Service Medals

From Left to Right:

Vietnam Service Medal:

  • for US military personel who served in the Vietnam "Theater of Operations" after July 3, 1965 to March 28, 1973. 

Gallantry Cross with Palm:

  • Rewards acts of valor or heroic conduct during a conflict with an armed enemy and given by the Republic of Vietnam. 

Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal with Palm:

  • Awarded to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and foreign military personnel or units that performed outstanding achievements in the field of civil actions.

United Nations Korean Service Medal Ribbon:

  • Awarded to those for service on behalf of the United Nations in Korea during the Korean Conflict. 

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60- device:

  • This was established by the government of the Republic of Vietnam and authorized for award to members of the United States Armed Forces by the DOD. 
Series of 5 Medals from various points of service

From Left to Right:

China Service Medal:

  • Awarded for service in China during the periods just prior to and just following World War II. 

Navy Occupation Service Medal:

  • This was awarded for thirty consecutive days of service in occupied zones following World War II. 

National Defense Service Medal:

  • This is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for any honorable active federal service during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and/or Desert Storm. 

Korean Service Medal:

  • Awarded for service between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954 in the Korean theater of operations. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal:

  • This medal recognizes major actions not otherwise covered by a specific campaign medal. 
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Ribbons and Medals