The United States of America: Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

Ribbon: Pale blue with purple edges and narrow white edge stripes.

Instituted: 4 August 1949.

Awarded: To service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility.

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