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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2002

Common Medals, Decorations and Qualification Badges

Second World War

Army Good Conduct Medal

Good Conduct
Good Conduct

The Army Good Conduct Medal was authorized on June 28, 1941. Originally it was for enlisted men only required three years of honorable service, but the time period was lowered to one year in 1943 for the duration of the war. A bronze clasp having the appearance of a series of knots indicates additional awards. Most examples of the award in veterans groupings seem to lack the clasp.

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