U.S. Marine Corps Nicaraguan campaign medal

U.S. Marine Corps Nicaraguan campaign medal
Title
U.S. Marine Corps Nicaraguan campaign medal
Date 
1913
Medium 
Bronze, ribbon
Dimensions 
diameter: 32.8mm (1 5/16 in.)
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number 
2008.42.345
Gallery Label 
The U.S. Marine Corps Nicaraguan campaign military medal was authorized in 1913. It was awarded to enlisted men and officers of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps who served in Nicaragua in August-November of 1912, suppressing revolution.
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Creative: Tronvig Group