U.S. Marines Medals Books

Books, posters & DVD of medals, badges, insignia & patches for the US Marines.

Marine Awards and Insignia

The most comprehensive and well illustrated book ever published on United States Marine Corps awards and insignia. It not only traces the history of the Marine Corps through its military awards and insignia but provides a comprehensive description of veteran’s awards for each major conflict. There is an extraordinarily helpful section on how to determine Marine veteran’s medals and insignia as well as how to obtain the medals and a beautiful chapter of the book on how to display the medals for each conflict. All Marine decorations and service medals along with their history, variations and award criteria are presented to include the attachments and devices . A remarkable series of easy to use ribbon charts along with uniform examples show the correct wear of USMC awards.. Marine shoulder sleeve insignia from World War II as well as commonly presented foreign medals. NATO and United Nations medals are well illustrated. . Printed in the USA and beautifully bound.

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  • Color plates of all Marine Corps medals and ribbons.
  • Foreign awards and UN medals.
  • Complete set of Marine ribbons in correct order with all attachments and devices.
  • All Marine insignia including World War II shoulder patches.
  • Descriptions of service ID badges, aiguillettes shoulder cords, etc.
  • A guide to correct wear of medals, ribbons, insignia and badges by active duty Marines and veterans.
  • How to claim veteran’s medals and display awards and insignia.

Hardcover Book  $29.95

ISBN-10: 1884452299
ISBN-13: 978-1884452291


An Illustrated History

This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated guide and history  all the medals and ribbons of the U.S. Armed Forces from Revolution to today. It traces the history of United States medals from the Revolution to The Global War on Terror. It is a beautifully illustrated guide unlocking the secrets of how to identify a veteran’s awards and details how to obtain and how to display these medals that honor the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coastguardsmen who earned them. Every medal, unit award and ribbon only award is shown in order of Precedence with detailed color illustrations to include criteria, symbolism and history.

  • Individual detailed color plates of all Armed Forces medals and ribbons.
  • All Military decorations and service medals from 1775 to present.
  • Commonly presented Foreign awards and UN medals.
  • Complete displays of Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard ribbons in correct order with all devices.
  • All military Medals from the Revolution to the Global War on Terror.
  • Detailed information on how to identify and claim veterans awards plus examples of how to display awards for all services and wars.
  • Full color guide to correct wear of medals, ribbons, by active duty, reserves and veterans.
  • Size: 81/2” x 11”, Full color in hardcover and softcover, 232 pages

Softcover  $29.95

ISBN 978-1-884452-72-7

Hardcover Book $34.95

ISBN 978-1-884452-71-0

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

Softback $24.95


Hardback $29.95


U.S. Military Ribbon Wear Guide

Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force & Coast Guard

The first complete full color illustrated guide for U.S. Army military ribbon and medal wear on officer and enlisted male and female uniforms. Army military ribbons and attachments wear are illustrated in easy to follow detail with numerous color examples. A unique color chart shows the correct order for every Army ribbon and current multi service ribbon wear for soldiers who have served in other branches of the service (USMC, Navy, USAF and USCG). This ribbon and medal wear guides show Army ribbons devices  and how they are worn on ribbons and medals. All current ribbons are shown with all possible attachments and devices. Additional charts show where all ribbons go on various uniforms to include wear of full size medals and miniatures medals. A bonus addition is a current Armed Forces Medal chart. Most complete guides ever printed.

  • Ribbon Charts for: Current Order of Precedence, Multi Service ribbons and Unit awards; 1861 to Present and WW II to Present,
  • Complete full-color reference of Army ribbons devices and attachments
  • Great reference for all Active Duty Soldiers and Reserve, veterans and veteran’s families,
  • Softcover size: 8 1/2” x 11”, 24 pages

E-Book $6.99

Softcover Book $9.95

United States Marine Corps Military Ribbon & Medal Wear Guide

The first complete color and illustrated guide for U.S. Marine Corps military ribbon and medal wear on officer and enlisted male and female uniforms. How to wear USMC 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 Marines who have served in other branches of the service (Army, Navy, USAF and USCG). Wear of full size and miniature medals is illustrated as well as the order of precedence for wear of awards on the right breast of the blue 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 Marine 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

Softcover Book $7.95

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.”

Review 2

“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.”

Review 3

“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!”

Insigna, Rank & Medals Posters

U.S. USN/USMC/CG Insignia Poster

25″ x 19″ – $8.50

U.S. Military Rank Poster

18″ x 24″ – $8.50

Decorations & Medals of the Armed Forces Poster

Large (25″ x 38″) – $15.50

Small (19″ x 25″) – $11.50