This Order of Precedence chart for the United States Marine Corps (received by the Library in 1991) is used by Marines to determine how decorations are to be worn on a uniform. The list begins with the Congressional Medal of Honor and proceeds to the right. It also explains the devices used on those decorations that may represent information about the number of additional awards of a decoration or number of campaigns or operations served.
This is my first shadowbox-scrapbook combo. My son Josh was awarded the Silver Army R.O.T.C Medal. Since he is going into the Marine Corps (only Army ROTC at his college) he can't wear it. I put this together for him to hang on his dorm room wall.
Sgt. John Basilone Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Tyrone Power, Lieut., U.S. Marine Corps, WW II. He was an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Nevertheless he joined the Marines, became a pilot and flew supplies into, and wounded Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He returned to the states in Nov 1945 and was released from active duty in Jan 1946. He was promoted to captain in the reserves on May 8, 1951.