Friday, October 18, 2013
What 20th Century Wars Did Soldiers Get Medals For?
For another way to think about war, I turned to U.S. military campaign service medals. The reason I used this as a database is that they are authorized by Congress. And not every kind of conflict counts for a medal. For example, veterans' groups have lobbied for a Cold War medal, but that legislation has not passed. So this is, in essence, a U.S. government database of military service in conflicts that the United States has participated in.
"The Call of Duty": Military Awards and Decorations of the United States of America, 2nd. ed.