Spanish Campaign Medal
The Spanish Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces recognizing those U.S. military personnel having served in the Spanish-American War. Although a single decoration, there were two versions of the Spanish Campaign Medal, one for members of the United States Army and another for the forces of the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps. The Army version of the Spanish Campaign Medal was established on January 12, 1905. It was awarded for military service performed between May 11th and August 16th, 1898 which such service in the geographical regions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Philippine Islands. For those members of the Army having served on active duty during the Spanish-American War, but who had not been deployed in action, a separate medal existed for bestowal, known as the Spanish War Service Medal.