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   Phillippine Liberation Medal
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1945
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( PH ) - PHILIPPINES
Phillippine Liberation Medal
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  1. Awarded for participation in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 3, 1945, if the Service member did the following:  
  • 1. Participated in the initial landing operations on Leyte or adjoining islands from October 17, 1944 to October 20, 1944. Service members are considered to have participated in such operations if they landed on Leyte or the adjoining islands, were on a ship in the waters of the Philippines, or a crew member of an airplane that flew over Philippine territories during the period indicated. 
  • 2. Participated in any engagement against enemy forces during the campaign on Leyte and the adjoining islands. Service members are considered to have participated in such operations if they were assigned to pound, naval, or air units actually under enemy attack. 
  • 3. Served in the Philippine Islands or aboard ships in the waters of the Philippines for at least 30 calendar days during the period indicated.  
  1. Service members who meet two of the conditions above, are authorized to wear a bronze star on the service ribbon. Service members meeting all three conditions shall wear two bronze stars.


1. Although the medal is NOT authorized for wear on the US military uniform the Phillippine government designed and struck one. The medal is gold with a Phillippine sword, point up, over a white native shield. Three gold star are at the top of the shield with word "LIBERTY" at the bottom. Below the word "LIBERTY" are three vertical stripes of red, white and blue with sword being placed in the center white stripe. 2. It is a red ribbon with equal blue and white stripes in the center. The blue stripe is worn to the wearer's right.