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Ethiopian Campaign Medal

Article about: Hello forum, I bought this medal at a local show on Sunday. I know the sword means the soldier was a combatant, but what does the star represent?

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    Hello forum, I bought this medal at a local show on Sunday. I know the sword means the soldier was a combatant, but what does the star represent?
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    Wish I could help, but I like your medal! I think that stars on U.S. ribbons represent jumps and landings for different battles. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Not quite sure what they mean for Italian medals.

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    The star on Italian medal ribbons stands for a second award of the medal and are not often seen. Nice catch.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Interesting info. Good catch.

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    SWEET! thanks Ned! i never thought a campaign medal would be awarded a second time. Ive also learned that some of these medals have a "letter code" A-F for different mints. mine has the letter C. are there some mints that are harder to find than others?

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