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EARL RICHMOND

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of EARL RICHMOND  Posted on: Nov 6, 2012 - 7:28pm
does anyone know the ww 2 definition for ATO?i think it is american theatre of operations

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Will Day

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EARL: THERE WAS A GOLD MEDAL CALLED THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL (ATO) ISSUED FOR SERVICE IN THAT THEATER OF OPERATIONS DURING THE WAR. NOT SURE IF THERE WAS A NAVY VERSION - THE ONE I HAVE SEEN WAS ARMY. I'LL POST A PICTURE OF IT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.


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Will Day

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SO ATO WOULD = ASIAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS

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No, PTO was the Pacific Theater of Operations. ATO would be the American Theater of Operations.

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ATO is an acronym for a variety of military oriented entities. I've seen it used for Atlantic Theatre of Operations and Air Tactical Orders. Guess we really need to know the context of your question to come up with an answer that applies to it.

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The American Campaign Medal was a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was first created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 9265 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Originally issued as the American Theater Ribbon, the medal was intended to recognize those service members who had performed duty in the American Theater of Operations during World War II.

The requirements for the American Campaign Medal were: a service member was required to either perform one year of duty (cumulative) within the continental borders of the United States, or perform 30 days consecutive/60 non-consecutive days of duty outside the borders of the United States but within the American Theater of Operations. The American Theater was defined as the entirety of the United States to include most of the Atlantic Ocean, a portion of Alaska, and a small portion of the Pacific bordering California and Baja California.[1]

The eligibility dates of the American Campaign Medal were from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946. Service stars were authorized to any service member who was engaged in actual combat with Axis forces within the American theater. This primarily applied to those members of the military which had engaged in anti-U-Boat patrols in the Atlantic.[2]

The American Campaign Medal was issued as a service ribbon only for the entirety of the Second World War, and was only made a full-sized medal in 1947. The medal was designed by Thomas Hudson Jones. The reverse side was designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman and is the same design as used on the reverse of both the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. The first recipient of the American Campaign Medal was General of the Army George C. Marshall.

A similar medal, known as the American Defense Service Medal existed for American defense service prior to the United States entry into World War II.






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EARL RICHMOND

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thanks to all.also thank you ted for the extended explanation earl

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