Medal Identification

The following awards are worn by soldiers of the 70th. For criteria for  medals, click here! For the PUC and MUC, click here!


The Silver Star

Legion of Merit

The Bronze Star

Purple Heart

Air Medal

Soldier Medal

Good Conduct Medal

POW Medal

EAME Campaign Medal

WWII Army Occupation Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Presidential Unit Citation

American Campaign Medal

Meritorious Unit Citation

Combat Infantryman Badge

Combat Medical Badge


Listing of Foreign Awards

Some of the governments of Europe have authorized medals for personnel of the US Armed Forces who participated in the liberation of Europe. Because of the number of personnel concerned, it is not economically possible for those governments to issue the medals to each individual. However, the eligible veterans may be able to purchase them.

This site may have the medals available: World Militaria --

1. Croix du Combattant Volontaire (Cross of Volunteer Combatant)
2. Medaille Commemorative de la Guerre 1939-1945 (French Commemorative Medal)
3. Medaille des Services Volontaires dans la France Libre (Cross of Lorraine medal)
4. Medaille de la France Liberee (Liberation of France Medal)
5. Miniature of  Medaille des Blesses (French Purple Heart) If you have the American Purple Heart

1. Commemorative (Service) Medal for WW II
2. Medaille de la Reconnaissance (Gratitude)
3. Medaille du Volontaire (Volunteer Service)

1. Yugoslav War Cross