US Forces Dominican Republic
15 January 1966 - 31 August 1966.
Authorized in January of 1966 for wear by United
States troops serving as members of the Inter-American
Peace Force. FIP is an abbreviation of a Spanish phrase
that means "Inter-American Peace Force," and OEA stands
for Organization of the American States. An olive branch,
held point upwards, represents the forces' desire for
peace. A map of the western hemisphere indicates the
geographical location of the Dominican Republic. A sword
pointing down indicates fighting ability. From April 1965
to September 1966, the Eighty-second Airborne Division
was a participant in this peace force.