December 7, 2012 - The Real Forrest Gump’s Military Ribbons - With a name like Sammy Davis, odds are you’re often mistaken for someone else i.e. one of the Rat Pack. However, if one of your military ribbons happens to be the Medal of Honor, it should go that you’re recognized for you. Sammy L. Davis or “The Real Forrest Gump,” knows this all too well. In 1965, Davis joined the Army out of high school. Like his father before him... Read more at: http://blog.usamm.com/military_ribbons/
The European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (EAMECM) is a military award that recognizes the service of U.S. Armed Forces personnel who preformed military duty in the European Theater during World War II. Created on November 6th, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9265 it was originally just a ribbon and there was not a full sized medal until 1947. The first recipient of the medal was General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower.