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Combat - U.S. Armed Forces, created by a nonprofit benefiting U.S. military families with battle deaths, recognizes all U.S. armed forces in combat from any place or time: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and more. We especially recognize and honor U.S. military and their casualties on the front lines of combat, whether on the ground, at sea, or in the air. For satisfactory performance under fire, the Army awards front-line units Combat Infantryman Badges or Combat Medical Badges. Army support units now receive Combat Action Badges. The Navy and Marines award Combat Action Ribbons. Army Air Forces received the Air Medal for five combat missions in World War II. We also especially recognize U.S. military honorably saving lives, whether in a humanitarian mission or in an operation which helps U.S. citizens, military, friends, or allies. Our ring gives special recognition to even having been in a combat zone. We also give special recognition to having been in a diplomatic mission. However, anything to do with honoring U.S. military service has a place here.