Japanese-Made Occupation Period Courtesy: Stuart J. Sulewski
Wearing of the Meritorious Unit Emblem
The Meritorious Unit Commendation was awarded to service units, generally of battalion size or smaller, for
at least six months of exceptionally meritorious conduct in support of military operations. Established August 23, 1944,
the eligibility period extended from January 1, 1944 to September 15, 1945 during the Second World War. It was also awarded in conflicts that
have occured since. The award exists as a wall plaque and as a ribbon bar in more recent
usage. The emblem was worn on the right sleeve four inches above the cuff. It could be awarded several times and additional
awards bore the numbers 2 or 3 within the wreath or as stars on the wall plaque.