- Philippine Liberation Medal
Infobox Military Award
name=Philippine Liberation Medal
Republic of the Philippines
eligibility=participation in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between the dates of 17 October 1944 and 2 September 1945
caption2=The Philippine Liberation Medal is a military award of the
Republic of the Philippineswhich was created by an order of Commonwealth of the Philippines Army Headquarters on December 20 1944. The award was presented to any service member, of both Philippine and allied militaries, who participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between the dates of October 17, 1944and September 2, 1945
The Philippine Liberation Medal is intended to recognize military service in the last days of
World War IIwhen the military of Japanwas driven from the Philippines and then to eventually surrender in September 1945. To be awarded the medal, a service member must have served in the Philippines for at least thirty days during the eligible time period, or must have participated in one of the following actions:
* Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands from
October 7to October 20 1944
* Participation in any engagement against hostile Japanese forces during the Philippine Liberation Campaign of
October 17 1944to September 2 1945
Personnel who are awarded the medal for participation in the above mentioned operations are authorized a
service starto the Philippine Liberation Medal. Personnel who earned the medal for general service during the eligible time period are awarded the medal without device.
Upon its creation, the Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded as the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and it was not until July 1945 that a full sized medal had been established. The Philippine Liberation Medal was one of the most commonly bestowed awards to allied militaries, awarded primarily to the forces of the Filipino,
United States armed forcesand the military of the British Commonwealth.
In the UK in 2003, 3 ex-servicemen: Glyndwr Thomas Evan Collins, who fought in the World War II liberation of the Philippines; Mr Constantine Shiels and Mr Frank Broomhead, were awarded with the special honour by the Filipino ambassador His Excellency Mr Edgardo B Espiritu, under General Orders Number 1090. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/3287549.stm)
Other common Philippine military awards of the Second World War include the
Philippine Independence Medaland the Philippine Defense Medal.
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