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TUTO – Médailles US WW2

TUTO – Médailles US WW2


Hello everyone and welcome to this new tutorial video. Today, I’m not going to talk about US medals. The visuals that you will see correspond to the ribbons present on the decorations bars. Concerning the wearing of medals in reconstitution, I repeat what I already said: although the wearing of certain medals is regulated, here is my point of view: You are a re-enactor, so you can wear the medal you want. The life in reconstitution is meant to be a reflection of what existed at the time. I don’t see why you should deprive yourself of wearing a particular decoration because you didn’t do it in real life. As long as the wearing of medals is consistent, I don’t see the harm in wearing decorations. So, if you want to have a block like this and you will be called “Christmas tree”, then assume but do good! Know the meanings of each medal and their award criteria. What I’ll do in this video! On the other hand, this personal thought no longer applies when you are part of a reenactment group with its own hierarchical system and individual rewards. At this time, leave your personal desires aside and follow the group’s instructions for wearing individual or collective medals. Created on December 21, 1861 for the US Navy, the Medal of Honor was then developed for the US Army on July 12, 1862. Highest American military distinction, it was awarded for great actions in combat, without these feats were imposed on the soldier. Thus, 60% of the medals are awarded posthumously during the WW2. Note that no African-American soldier received this decoration during the WW2, because of racial discrimination. The US Navy’s second highest honor, the Navy Cross, was created in 1919 and the 1942 revision created a restriction in its attribution: only a combat action could be rewarded. It can be attributed to an extraordinary heroism that doesn’t justify the Medal Of Honor against an enemy country, in a conflict against a foreign force, or in a combat action alongside an ally. Created on January 2, 1918, the Distinguished Service Cross is awarded following a heroic act putting the soldier in danger of death, valid for all US armed forces, but not allowing the award of the Medal Of Honor. Thus, this decoration isn’t only reserved for the American military, allies can be decorated. Note that only two women received this decoration during the World War 2. Established on July 9, 1918, the Army Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to anyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces and distinguished by exceptional service records, the merit and importance of which will have been recognized by the government. It’s not therefore a reward for an action, but more for an accumulation of exceptional service states. This medal can be awarded to foreign soldiers only with the permission of the President of the United States. Established on February 4, 1919, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to men with high responsibilities for meritorious service. This decoration was therefore more intended for high officers of the US Navy and the Marine Corps than for non-commissioned officers or men of the rank. Originally, it was more important than the Navy Cross, but a reorganization of August 1943 reversed this order. Created on July 20, 1942, The Legion of MerIt’s a decoration awarded for outstanding conduct in war time. It can be handed over to US citizens as well as foreigners who fought with the United States during an armed conflict. There are four ranks, awarded primarily by the rank of the recipient: Commander-in-Chief, Commander, Officer, Legionary. Created on July 19, 1932, replacing the Army Citation Star created in 1918, the Silver Star Medal is awarded after a quote for an act of bravery in operation against the enemy over a brief period. This is the 3rd most important decoration in the US Army. Created February 4, 1944 by President Roosevelt (but retroactive to December 7, 1941), the Bronze Star Medal was intended to boost the morale of the infantry who suffered, at the time already, significant losses on the battlefield. To receive this decoration, the soldier must have been exposed to enemy fire and be in a dangerous situation during the execution of his action. Created on July 2, 1926, the Soldier’s Medal distinguishes heroic actions, realized after having risked his own life to save others. Its peculiarity is that it can’t be attributed in a combat situation. Despite that, a hundred Soldier’s Medals were awarded during the WW2. The soldier will have a 10% increase on his retirement after acquiring this medal. Coming to replace the Badge of Military Merit, the Purple Heart was created in 1932 to reward a battle injury. This wound must, however, be made by an enemy, or if we are facing friendly fire, it must have been made with the intention of touching an enemy. Psychological injuries and frienfly fires are not counted, and the soldier’s life accidents are also exempt from the medal. More than a million medals were awarded during the Second World War. Created on July 2, 1926, the Distringuished Flying Cross rewards airmen, whether American or not. You must have performed a heroic action or an extraordinary feat while participating in an air combat. Thus, some RAF pilots were able to receive this medal. This decoration could also apply to instructors and students of flying schools, always in the event of exceptional bravery. The Air Medal was created on May 11, 1942 to reward the destruction of a ship or three planes in flight; to reward 25 operational flights with planned air combat; or 100 operational flights with unanticipated enemy fire exposure. But finally, these last 2 criteria were modified, some pilots performing shenanigans to have the number of flight planned for obtaining the medal, without having been glorious in the fight. Thus the criteria have been reinforced on the European front. However, he was eased in the Pacific, aerial combat being less common. Created on November 6, 1942, the Asian Pacific Campaign Medal rewards all soldiers who have actively participated in at least one campaign in the Pacific from December 1941 to December 1945. Stars were added for each campaign and an arrow could be added for an amphibious or airborne assault. On the ribbon, we find the colors of Japan and the USA. Also established on November 6, 1942, this campaign medal was intended to reward soldiers for their participation on the European, African and/or Middle Eastern front. As for the previous medal, a participation in an amphibious or airborne assault allowed a small arrow on the decoration, when participation in a more “classic” campaign allowed the wearing of stars. On the ribbon, we find the colors of Italy, USA and Germany. Created again on November 6, 1942, the American Campaign Medal aimed to reward the soldiers who participated in the American theater during the WW2. It was therefore mainly attributed to US Navy personnel, the award criteria being rather in their favor. I invite you to subscribe to my channel if you have not already done so, to leave a thumbs up, share and comment on this video. I’ll see you soon for a new video presentation of airsoft gun, Denix replica, uniform or VIP review! Bye!


Reader Comments

  1. Très sympa ce genre de tuto, comptes-tu en faire d'autres ? Car je serais curieux de voir les médailles british ^^

  2. Très bon concept , serait-il possible de le faire pour les médaille ou décoration allemande ? Merci

  3. Super intéressant très bien expliqué de plus se sujet de vidéo est très peux abordé c'est comme ta vidéo sur les grade allemand et américain continu tes super

  4. Sympa 😀 existe-t'il un ordre bien précis pour les diposées en barette ? Sinon petit détail tu devrais mettre moins fort la musique de fond, parfois ça ce mélange avec ta voix 🙂

  5. La déclinaison pour les médailles françaises fait partie de tes projets ? 😃

    Sinon continue comme ça tes vidéos sont toujours aussi bien 😁

  6. Très bonne idée de vidéo!! Est-ce que la médaille "Good Conduct" était également portée (pour l'US Army c'est un ruban rouge avec 4 traits blanc de chaque côté)??

  7. Comme toujours une vidéo de qualité et super instructive, je suis très pressé de voir l'équivalent sur les médailles allemandes ou sur les badges allemands

  8. Superbe vidéo, autant je connais parfaite celles des allemands mais les allié beaucoup moins, même si j’aurai préférer voir les britanniques c’est toujours intéressant de connaître ceux de toute les nation croiser en reconstitution :). Si tu a besoin d’aide ou d’infos pour une vidéo équivalente allemande n’hésite, certaine sont peu connu et pourtant très prestigieuse, je te conseil aussi le livre ordre et médailles de la Wehrmacht qui est excellent pour le sujet

  9. Belle vidéo ! Très intéressant.
    Juste dommage que tu ne montrais pas la médaille en plus du ruban 😉 mais déjà très bien

  10. tu pourra mettre en description les liens des musiques que tu utilise stp ? merci t le meilleur continu comme ça

  11. Où sont les médailles? En fait c’est juste une lecture de wikipèdia? Dommage, l’intéret des médailles , c’est des les voir et si possible d’expliquer la forme ou la couleur…

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