Item #: M1705
Philippine Defense Medal
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941, to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions:
-- Participation in any engagement against the enemy in Philippine territory, waters, or in the air over the Philippines or Philippine waters; or,
-- Assigned or stationed in Philippine territory or waters for not less than thirty days during the authorizing period.