U.S. Marine Corps Nicaraguan campaign medal
diameter: 32.8mm (1 5/16 in.)
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing view of volcano Mount Momotombo rising from Lake Managua with palm trees; legend: "NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN/ 1912". Reverse shows eagle with wings spread and holding anchor in talons, with oak and laurel below; legend: "UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/ FOR/ SERVICE." Transverse loop fused at top; medal hangs from pinback on red and blue striped grosgrain ribbon.
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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