The Guide

The Collector's Guide to American Medals

This is a project that I have begun for the purpose of encouraging individuals to begin collecting American Medals.  I also hope that it will be of value to advanced collectors, historians, and researchers.  Our country probably has more awards for Gallantry and Service in its history than any other.  Most of these were created in the 20th Century. I will start with articles based on OMSA displays and then I plan to write some new ones that will share interesting information about rarer awards, as well as, some common ones.  I welcome contributions, corrections, additions, and photos that will be posted.  From time to time I will update existing articles with new information as it becomes available. 

I plan to start with the following categories: Federal awards for the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, US Air Force, Department of Defense, DOD Civilian Awards, DOD Public Service Awards.  Presidential Awards. Federal awards to other Civilian Agencies, Departments, and Commissions.  Life Saving Awards. I will add more categories as they can be developed.

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