MEDAL PRISONER OF WAR
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MEDAL - PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL #MUSPOW88
"Authorized for all US Military Personnel who were Taken Prisoner of War ... during an Armed Conflict, and who Served Honorably during the Period of Captivity." Established 1985.
Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) estimates that 157,700 U.S. servicemen were captured in WW2: Germany, 130,200; Japan, 27,500; all eligible for the POW medal. The U.S. Army Air Forces, in the air war against Germany suffered 51,106 POWs, MIA's, evaders, and internees.
Made in the USA dated 1988
Sold w/GI Blue card board shipping box
Original GI item