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BobR

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Re: Shooting at Ft Detrick MD
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2021, 12:03:39 PM »

I thought the National Defense ribbon was for surviving Basic Training.

No, most services have their own ribbon for that.  I think the Navy may have finally broken down and developed one. ;/

National Defense was for serving during a certain period, I was given two of them, one for Vietnam era and another for PG 1 (Gulf War). The other periods are Korea conflict and the present War on Terror.

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Re: Shooting at Ft Detrick MD
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2021, 02:10:21 PM »

I did Army Basic in 1966/67. I know we were awarded the NDSM upon graduation from Basic Training. Since the NDSM is only given out during times of conflict, I suppose the rules change from year to year.

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Re: Shooting at Ft Detrick MD
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2021, 07:03:07 PM »

Yes, you need to complete basic, which as I said requires a pulse.  Not necessarily a brain.  :P
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