Service Medals


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR



Created by Legislature ?

First Issue ?

red embossed "MEDAL OF/ HONOR" left; state outline background design
no stickers, considered permanent



redesigned June 3, 2013






PURPLE HEART

Created by Legislature 6/3/1987 (HB2035)

First Issue 1987

1987-1991
    purple letters, white background
    featured embossed medal design
    renewed with passenger stickers


1992-2012

    purple stripe top and bottom
    numbers began at 1001
    'assumed' prefix of PH
       (plate number is actually PH1001, even though displays only 1001)
    renewed with passenger stickers 



2012-2015
    same design, flat/screenprinted
    numbers began at 10001 with "P/H" prefix
    renewed with passenger stickers



2015-present
    blue/red stripes at top
    Purple Heart medal graphic slightly smaller than previous design
    Redesign effective 5/1/2015
    Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017




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  DISABLED

2011-2015

    handicap logo, "P/H" prefix
    numbers began at 50001






SCDMV photo
2015-present
    blue/red stripes at top
    Purple Heart medal graphic slightly smaller than previous design
    handicap logo moved to top right corner
    Redesign effective 5/1/2015
    Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017




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  MOTORCYCLE

2006-2015
    purple stripe top and bottom
    numbers began at 101
    'assumed' prefix of PH
       (plate number is actually PH101, even though displays only 101)
    renewed with passenger stickers 


SCDMV photo
2015-present

    blue/red stripes at top
    Purple Heart medal graphic slightly smaller than previous design
    handicap logo moved to top right corner
    Redesign effective 5/1/2015
    Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017


BRONZE STAR

Created by Legislature 6/12/2008 (SB1050)

February 3, 2009 - 2017
    flat (digitally produced numbers)




SCDMV photo
2017-present
    blue/red stripes at top
    Redesign effective ?/?/2017
    Full replacement complete by two years after redesign effective date


 




SCDMV photo
SILVER STAR


Created by Legislature 6/12/2008 (SB1050)

February 3, 2009 - 2017
    flat (digitally produced numbers)




SCDMV photo
2017-present
    blue/red stripes at top
    Redesign effective ?/?/2017
    Full replacement complete by two years after redesign effective date






GOLD STAR FAMILY


Created by Legislature 9/7/2006 (SB613)

October 22, 2008 - 2017
    flat (digitally produced numbers)
    issued to family members of troops killed-in-action
    this type may be personalized (shadow horizontal across plate shown)


SCDMV photo
2017-present
    blue/red stripes at top
    Redesign effective ?/?/2017
    Full replacement complete by two years after redesign effective date






DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL/CROSS

Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
- Distinguished Flying Cross (HB3033)

First Issued:
    Army: September 24, 2012
    flat (digitally produced numbers)
    presumably, all types started at plate number 1001