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This video is about the European Africa Middle Eastern World War II campaign medal for veterans of World War II from 1942 to 1945. All the information about this medal came from Military Medals of America at The medal was originally issued as a ribbon to veterans from 1942 to the end of World War II. The actual medal did not become available until 1948 long after most of the 16 million World War II veterans had been discharged and gone home. Your dad or grandfather probably did not receive this medal because when they left the service all they received was a ribbon. This video tells the story of the ribbon, the medal, what it was awarded for and describes it in detail. It tells the different variations of the medal, how to claim it from the government or what it normally will cost. It also demonstrates how the medal would be displayed by World War II veteran or their family