Executive Order 9265

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By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the American, European-African-Middle Eastern, and Asiatic-Pacific campaign medals, including suitable appurtenances, be established, and that the said medals may be awarded, under such regulations as the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe, to members of the land and naval forces of the United States, including the Women's Reserve of the United States Naval Reserve, and to members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps who, during any period between December 7, 1941, inclusive, and a date six months subsequent to the termination of the present war, shall have served outside the continental limits of the United States in any of the respective areas as indicated by the names of the medals, such areas to be more precisely defined in the regulations hereby authorized.

For the purposes of this order, the Territory of Alaska shall be considered as outside the continental limits of the United States.

Signature of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The White House,
November 6, 1942.


Amended by:
See Related:
  • Transfer Order 30 of the Secretary of Defense dated December 10, 1948 (13 FR 8163)
  • Transfer Order 40 of the Secretary of Defense dated July 22, 1949 (14 FR 4908)

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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