UN Korea (UNSMK) Full Size Medal
The United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNSMK) is an international military decoration which was established on December 12, 1950. The decoration was the first international award ever created by the United Nations and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War.
This is the only United Nations medal that is unique and different in the medal itself. Every medal has a fixed bar with the word KOREA. The medals ribbon is made up of 17 equal stripes of UN blue and white.
Qualifying time for the medal is 30 days of service in the Mission, in either Korea or Japan. Subsequent tours of the same regions would be denoted with a numeral attached to the ribbon.
United Nations medals are not engraved.
All official medals are sent loose on the ribbon unless medal mounting is also purchased on the same order.