engagements like Normandy,Anzio,Iwo Jimo and such. So you could be in many battles or combat
with the enemy and no battle stars were awarded.
The Combat Action Ribbon was authorized in 1969 for this type of combat with the enemy and was not recognized for the same participation. This is where the gunnery officer's report is so vital. Knowing what the qualifications are
for the Combat Action Ribbon is also vital as I
experienced with the Assit. Vet. Award Coord.
Thanks to Roy pointing the way on the internet after I was turned down because no battle star was awarded to the ship for that time period. I now have the Combat Action Ribbon after quoting
to them why the Ribbon came to be and what the qualifications was. Hang in there for as you may come across something like the Ship Movement Cards ( Ports of Call ). This will have dates and