US Merchant Marine Combat Bar
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Merchant Marine Combat Bar Display Recognition Inquiry
Merchant Marine Combat Bar
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The United States Merchant Marine Combat Bar was established by an Act of Congress on 10 May 1943. The award is authorized to any Merchant Marine during World War II who served on a ship which, at the time of such service, is directly attacked or damaged by an instrumentality of war. A silver star device is authorized to be attached to the bar to Merchant Mariners who are forced to abandon ship when so attacked or damaged. For each additional abandonment, an additional star is attached.