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Other Cloth Insignia Not Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

U.S. Army

Second World War

Meritorious Unit Emblem

Meritorious Unit Emblem Meritorious Unit Emblem Meritorious Unit Emblem 2nd Meritorious Unit Japanese
Machine Embroidered Bullion Bullion Second Award Japanese-Made Occupation Period
Courtesy: Stuart J. Sulewski

Wearing of Meritorious Unit Emblem
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.

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