Official Military Ribbons Banner
 
         
         

Prisoner of War
Military Medal & Military Ribbon

   
Prisoner of War Military Ribbon Prisoner of War Full Size Military Medal Prisoner of War Miniature military Medal
   
   
For current prices select the image or one of the following links
all military medals and all military ribbons
   

Air Force

Air Force Military Medals
Air Force Military Ribbons
Air Force Badges
Air Force Patches
Air Force Rank

Army

Army Military Medals
Army Military Ribbons
Army Badges
Army Patches
Army Rank

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Military Medals
Coast Guard Military Ribbons
Coast Guard Badges
Coast Guard Patches
Coast Guard Rank

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Military Medals
Marine Corps Military Ribbons
Marine Corps Badges
Marine Corps Patches
Marine Corps Rank

Navy

Navy Military Medals
Navy Military Ribbons
Navy Badges
Navy Patches
Navy Rank
 

a. Authorization. 10 U.S.C. S1128.

b. Prisoner of War Medal Eligibility Requirements. Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, was declared a prisoner of war and held captive
after 5 April 1917.

(1) Civilians and Foreign Nationals. The Prisoner of War (POW) Medal will only be issued to U.S. and foreign civilians who have received credit for U.S. military service, as determined by the Department of Defense Civilian/Military Service Review Board and Advisory Panel (DoD Directive 1000.20 of 11 September 1989). The period of creditable military service must include the period of captivity from date of capture through date of release.

(2) Missing in Action. The Prisoner of War Medal (POW) Medal will only be issued to the legal next of kin of military personnel or civilians who have received credit for U.S. military service and whose status as POWs has been officially confirmed and recognized as such by the Military Departments and DoD. The next of kin of persons listed as missing, but for whom there is no evidence of having been a POW, will not be issued the medal. Return of remains, in and of itself, does not constitute evidence of POW status. The next of kin of POWs who die in captivity may be issued the medal regardless of the length of the period of captivity.

(3) Hostages, Detainees, and Internees. The Prisoner of War Medal will be issued only to those taken prisoner by an enemy during armed conflict. For the purpose of the Prisoner of War Medal, armed conflicts are defined as World Wars I and 11, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, and Operations DESERT STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. Hostages of terrorists and persons detained by governments with which the United States is not actively engaged in armed conflict are not eligible for the medal.

c. Character of Service. Any person convicted by a U.S. military tribunal of misconduct or a criminal charge, or whose discharge is less than honorable based upon actions while a POW, is ineligible for the medal. Furthermore, POWs whose conduct is documented by U.S. military records as not being in accord with the Code of Conduct are ineligible for the medal. SECNAV will resolve any questionable cases.

d. Subsequent Awards. A period of captivity terminates upon return to U.S. military control. Escapees who do not return to U.S. military control, and are subsequently recaptured by an enemy, do not begin a new period of captivity for the purpose of a subsequent award of the medal.

Authorized Devices: Bronze Star, Silver Star
 
Military Ribbon and Military Medal Rack Builder
Military Medal and Military Ribbon Rack Builder
 
metal military signs
Metal Military Signs
 
marine corps military medals, military ribbons and military products and gifts
Marine Corps Military Store
 
Navy Military Medals and military ribbons products and gifts
Navy Military Store
 
army military medals military ribbons products and gifts
Army Military Store
 
air force military medals military ribbons products and gifts
Air Force Store
 
coast guard military medals military ribbons products and gifts
Coast Guard Military Store
 
miltary stickers and decals
Military Stickers and Decals
 
freedom military display cases
Military Display Cases
 
military statues, military models, military collectibles
Military Collectibles Store
 
law enforcement fire and ems products
Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS

 


 
Site Map
Official Military Ribbons - Military Ribbons, Military Medals, Military Stickers, Military Mugs and Custom Military Gifts
Owned and operated by OMR LLC, P.O. Box 8074, Surprise, AZ 85374
Copyright 2009-2014
Website hosted by GoDaddy.com

Official Military Ribbons is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Defense or any branch of service.