Imperial Order of the Dragon Decoration: 1st type issue, numbered 96. This group was founded in the winter of 1900-1901 by enlisted men of the 9th and 14th US Infantry Regiments. Whereas the Military Order of the Dragon was for Officers only this was for enlisted mean and The group was formally organized in 1908. In 1930 membership was opened to anyone who was eligible for the China campaign medal. The group issued a medal of which 2 versions are known. The first seems to have had the rectangular pin bar and plain yellow ribbon, the second pattern had a sculpted coiled dragon pin bar and a yellow/black/green/ maroon/yellow striped ribbon.