The Wound Ribbon was established by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker on September 6, 1917, and implemented by Paragraph XI-1 of War Department General Orders Number 134 of October 12, 1917. However, it was rescinded by Paragraph 1(d) of War Depart-ment General Orders Number 6 of January 12, 1918, which replaced it with wound chevrons.
The Wound Ribbon was in effect from September 6 to October 12, 1917.
The Wound Ribbon was to be awarded to each officer or enlisted man who was "honorably wounded in action."
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
No order of precedence was established for this ribbon.
No devices were authorized for this ribbon; a separate ribbon was to be worn for each successive award.