Medals & Ribbons

Earned by Abbot and Abboteers

These ribbons and medals were earned by all hands who were aboard Abbot during each award period. Many sailors earned additional awards during their careers; to identify these, see the Navy Medals & Ribbons chart.

*Unit award
Combat Action Ribbon Combat Action Ribbon Action 7 December 1941 to 14 April 1946 (authorized 5 October 1999).
American Campaign Ribbon American Campaign Medal Aggregate of one year in the continental United States, 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946.
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Service in the Pacific, 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946. One star is added for each battle; Abbot earned eight stars.
World War II Victory Ribbon World War II Victory Medal Service 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946.
Navy Occupation Service Ribbon Navy Occupation Service Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Area, with Europe clasp. Duty in the Mediterranean, 3 May to 13 October 1952.
Navy Expeditionary Ribbon Navy Expeditionary Medal* Service off Cuba, 1 July to 14 August 1962.
National Defense Service Ribbon National Defense Service Medal Service 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1954, or 1 January 1961 to 14 August 1974. Abbot earned one star.
China Service Ribbon China Service Medal Operations in China (including Taiwan), 5 to 21 September 1954.
Korean Service Ribbon Korean Service Medal Service in Korean area, 7 to 16 July 1954.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Ribbon Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal* Lebanon, 20 August to 22 September 1958; Cuban missile crisis, 11 to 22 November 1962. Abbot earned one star.
United Nations Service Medal United Nations Service Medal Service in Korean area, 7 to 16 July 1954.
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Philippine Presidential Unit Citation* Participation in the war against the Japanese Empire, 17 October 1944 to 4 July 1945 inclusive.
Philippine Liberation Ribbon Philippine Liberation Medal Participation in the liberation of the Philippines, 17 October 1944 to 3 September 1945. Abbot earned two stars.