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What does SWASM stand for?

SWASM stands for Southwest Asia Service Medal (US military)

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  • Military and Government

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COL Lackey's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; four awards of the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star Medals; the Purple Heart; three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal; four Air Medals; five Army Commendation Medals; the Cross of Gallantry; the Combat Infantry Badge; the Master Parachutist Badge; the Vietnam Service Medal with nine stars, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
Herewith, a photo of the medals as requested, along with details on the revised Canadian medals, courtesy of the Department of National Defence: "DND announced changes to the Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM), the General Campaign Star (GCS) and the General Service Medal (GSM) following a major review of all recognition provided for overseas service in order to simplify and standardize overseas recognition for CF personnel.