Cuban Pacification Medal - Marine Corps
The Cuban Pacification Medal is given to members of the Armed Forces that have served in the U.S. occupation force, garrisoned on the island of Cuba between the dates of October 6th, 1906 and April 1th, 1909 or naval personnel afloat and ashore from September 12th, 1906 to April 1st, 1909. There was no time restraint enforced for presentation of the award, and service personnel could technically obtain the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal for only a few days of service. A similar decoration, recognized as the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal, also existed for those who had served in the original occupation of Cuba after the Spanish-American war. The medal was conceived to distinguish service during the withdrawal of the U.S. military presence in Cuba as an aftermath of the Spanish-American War.