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Encyclopedia > Mexican Service Medal
Army & Navy Mexican Service Medals
Army & Navy Mexican Service Medals

The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917. The Mexican Service Medal recognizes those service members who performed military service against Mexican forces between the dates of April 12, 1911 and June 16, 1919. Mexican Service Medals This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Mexican Service Medals This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


To be awarded the Mexican Service Medal, a service member was required to perform military duty during the time period of eligibility and in one of the following military engagements.

The United States Navy issued the Mexican Service Medal to members of the Navy and Marines who participated in any of the above actions, as well as to service member who served aboard U.S. naval vessels, patrolling Mexican waters, between April 21 and November 26, 1914 or between March 14, 1916 and February 7, 1917. Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Pancho Villa Expedition was an abortive punitive expedition conducted by the United States against the military forces of Mexican Revolutionary General Pancho Villa in retaliation for Villas invasion of the United States and attack on the village of Columbus, New Mexico. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Buena Vista, which means pleasant view in Spanish, may refer to a number of things. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... This article is about the state in Mexico; for the city of Chihuahua, see: Chihuahua. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Nogales, Santa Cruz Co. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... A panoramic view of El Paso, Texas from the north. ... Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ciudad Juárez (also known simply as Juárez) (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. ... This article is about the state in Mexico; for the city of Chihuahua, see: Chihuahua. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ...


The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Although a single decoration, both the Army and Navy issued two different versions of the Mexican Service Medal. The Army Mexican Service Medal displayed an engraving of a yucca plant, while the Navy version depicted a water front fortress. Both medals displayed the annotation "1911 - 1917" on the bottom of the medal. Species many, see text For the potato-like vegetable, see yuca. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ...


The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements. For those Army members who had been cited for gallantry in combat, the Citation Star was authorized as a device to the Mexican Service Medal. There were no devices authorized for the Navy's version of the decoration. Bronze and Silver Service Stars A Service star is an attachment to a military decoration which denotes participation in military campaigns or multiple bestowals of the same award. ... Example of Citation Star on WWI Victory Medal The Citation Star was an award of the United States Army which was first established by the United States Congress on July 9, 1918. ...


A similar decoration, known as the Mexican Border Service Medal also existed for those who had performed support duty to Mexican combat expeditions from within the United States. Mexican Border Service Medal The Mexican Border Service Medal was a decoration of the United States military which was established by an act of the United States Congress on July 9, 1918. ...


See also: Awards and decorations of the United States military Awards and decorations of the United States military are military decorations which recognize a service members service and personal accomplishments while a member of the United States armed forces. ...


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Mexican Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (427 words)
The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917.
The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917.
The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements.
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