My Father Answered The Call – Letter From Whitehouse – Harry Truman

Robert L Prentice served in the 80th Field Artillery, 6th Division US Army as Tec 5 Infantry/Truck Driver, APT Ribbon – Victory Ribbon – Korea 1945

The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (ACPM) was awarded to any member of the United States Armed Forces who service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It was created on November 6th, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9265. Additional awards of the medal are represented by a bronze star device worn on the award. There are 21 Army and 48 Navy and Marine Corps approved campaigns for this medal. An Arrowhead device is also authorized for campaigns which involved amphibious landings and certain sailors are authorized to wear the Fleet Marine Force device for combat operations.

While the award is issued for those who served from 1941 to 1945, the full sized medal wasn’t created until 1947. The first recipient of the full sized medal was General Douglas MacArthur. The award may often be listed as the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon on a serviceman’s DD-214

The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands.


This medal is awarded for any active duty or Reserve service period between Dec. 7, 1941 and Dec. 31, 1946.