There's already an active thread on the Army's new service dress uniform and another dealing with medals. Looks like someone has already picked away at the most infamous Marine officer to serve uniform and medals... Capt. Michael Corleone, USMC. Lets take a closer look. As mentioned in the medal thread the average WW ll combat veteran was discharged wearing usually only three ribbons on his uniform. Real medals for valor and unit citations had to be earned. Only one campaign ribbon for the European /North Africa campaigns and only one campaign ribbon for the Pacific theater of WW ll. But Francis Ford Coppola doesn't explain why Capt. Corleon wears both the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Maybe Capt. Corleone served as a member of a Marine ship detachment that served on all U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, battleships and cruisers or participated in three of the amphibious landings conducted by U.S. Marines in the European and North Africa campaigns ? Capt. Michael Corleone, USMC Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).