The United States of America: Prisoner of War Medal

Ribbon: Black with white edge stripes bearing narrow blue stripes, and narrow red edges.

Instituted: 14 November 1986.

Awarded: For military service as a prisoner of war. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, since April 5, 1917, has been or shall be taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.

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