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(later CVA-40, CVS-40 and AVT-12)

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: China Service Medal (extended) / American Campaign Medal
2nd Row: World War II Victory Medal / Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" and "Europe" clasps) / National Defense Service Medal
3rd Row: Korean Service Medal / United Nations Korean Medal / Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
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Special thanks to Bob Atkinson, Historian, Editor "Tradewinds", USS Tarawa Veterans' Association.

  • China Service Medal (Extended)
    14 to 30 October 1946
    29 October to 14 December 1948
    29 May to 2 June 1954
  • American Campaign Medal
    for service within the American Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946
  • World War II Victory Medal
    for service in World War II at any time between 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal
    "Asia" Clasp
    27 September to 12 October 1946
    4 to 8 January 1947

    "Europe" Clasp
    7 December 1951 to 2 June 1952
    20 January to 26 June 1953
    26 November 1953 to 14 January 1954
  • National Defense Service Medal
    for service during the Korean War
  • Korean Service Medal
    15 February to 15 March 1954
    26 March to 15 April 1954
  • United Nations Korean Medal
    for service during the Korean War
  • Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
    for service during the Korean War (accepted by the U.S. Government in 1991)
  • "E" for Battle Efficiency
    (1) Fiscal 1953
    (2) Fiscal 1957
  • Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award ComAirLant Carriers
    (1) 1956
    (2) 1958

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