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Time Periods => WWII => Allied Area => Topic started by: Viking1 on April 16, 2016, 12:28:22 PM
I'm sure my quesiton is not a new one, but since I'm now doing WWII reenacting, I was wondering about this.
I"m a prior serviceman serving in the Active Army during the Cold War (Germany 1969-1971), and a Reservists after getting out of the service from 1971-1995. And in my reenactment of a soldier, I'm wearing my rank of E6, which can be verified by a copy of my DD214 which I would carry with me.
My question is on the use and wear of ribbons by reenactors portraying a part of miiltary history during that time period; POW, active military, veterans of a military campaign where ribbons would have been issued for being there.
So what is the official policy on wearing medals/ribbons? Can you wear them only to enhance the role of that person they are portraying? I know that all Purple hearts, Bronze/Silver Stars, Medal of Honors are not authorized. But would general ribbons issued to the millions of soldiers who served in various fronts be appropriate?