Medals and Ribbons of the USAF
A Complete Guide
The first complete color and illustrated guide for USAF military ribbon and medal wear on officer and enlisted uniforms. How to wear Air Force military ribbons and attachments on the male and female uniform is illustrated in easy to follow detail with numerous color examples. A unique color chart shows the correct order for multi service ribbons wear for airmen and officers who have served in other branches of the service (Army, Marines, Navy, and USCG). Wear of full size and miniature medals is illustrated as well as the order of precedence for wear of awards on the uniform.
- Detailed section describes each ribbons attachment and the correct method for mounting attachments is diagram for all five of the military services
- Most complete full-color reference of United States Air Force ribbons available.
- An invaluable reference to all veterans, veteran’s families, members of the Armed Forces and reserves
- Softcover size: 8 1/2” x 11”, 24 pages
United States Military Patch Guide
From the Army, Marines, Army Air Force, Navy & Special Forces
The world’s most complete illustrated color guide and reference on United States Military Patches (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia). Covers World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq to present. Over 4,400 Military Patches in color for the Army, Army Air Force, Marine and Special Forces, plus specialty patches. Grouped by service from Armies to Regiments, from Airborne to Armor, from Infantry to Artillery are covered. All three smaller earlier editions of this guide have sold out and have become valuable collectors items and treasured references for veterans, collectors and historians. The hardback is beautifully printed with heavy paper and excellent color and is really a bargain at $29.95.
- The most complete and detailed picture reference of United States Army, Army Air Force, and Marine unit identification patches in the world
- Over 4,000 different full color military patches
- Grouped by service from Armies to Regiments, from Airborne to Armor, from Infantry to Artillery all of the services
- Size: 81/2” x 11” 162 pages, all color
The Medals of World War II
DVD for Purchase or Rental
When veterans returned home from World War II there were no Campaign or Victory medals to award them. The veterans received only ribbon bars for their uniforms since all brass had gone for ammunition.
Only after the war did veteran’s medals become available, some not for twenty years. This is their story. Told for the first time on video by the veterans themselves and America’s leading military medal expert. Thousands of veterans never received their Bronze Star medals, occupation medals and foreign medals, learn why and who they are.
An extraordinary gift or personal video to own.
Running time: 51 minutes
“You will be filled with pride and emotion as these historic medals are displayed in vivid color and exciting detail. Join Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Women’s Army Corps veterans as they describe the honor they felt serving their country and being recognized by the award of these medals.”
“During World War II a grateful nation commissioned its most talented artist to design and strike a series of extraordinarily handsome military medals to honor the service of our World War II veterans. When 14 million Americans returned home from the service, there were no medals available since all of the high quality brass was needed to manufacture ammunition. Only after the war, when the veterans had hung up their uniform jackets, did the medals become available; some not for nearly 20 years and one as recently as 1985. Now the stories of these World War II veteran’s honors are brought to life with personal stories, words and pictures, along with the deep emotions that are a natural part of the wartime experience.”
“This program, as shown on PBS TV, paints a vivid picture of the history of the American military awards program from entry into World War II and the campaign and service medals awarded between 1939 and 1946. In the Medals of World War II you will relive the deeds and appreciate the honor and the meaning of these beautiful and historical medals, while learning important details of this significant chapter in United States history. A must-have DVD for every World War II veteran and their families!”