China Service Campaign Medal

The China Service Medal was authorized in August 1940 to recognize the US early involvement to resist Japanese occupation of China.

Awarded to Navy and Marine personnel for service in China during the periods of July 1937-Sept. 1939 and Sept. 1945- April 1957.

The obverse bears a three-sailed Chinese Song Dynasty junk borne upon scroll waves. Last campaign medal to be issued rim numbers.

US Marines 6th Division on board a vessel in Shanghai Harbor

USMC China Service Campaign Medal, rim numbered “2279”