Spanish Campaign Medal

Army Issue

The Spanish Campaign Medal was authorized in January 1905 and awarded for the following Army service during the War with Spain in 1898:

  • Cuba - May 11 to July 17
  • Puerto Rico - July 24 to August 13
  • Philippine Islands - July 24 to August 13

    The ribbon was originally the color of the flag of Spain; red, yellow & blue. This was changed in 1913 in deference to a then friendly nation to the current ribbon of yellow and blue.