Navy West Indies Campaign Specially Meritorious Service Cross Medal Span-am War
A great filler piece for one of the rarest U. Medals, only around 99 are known to have been issued. UNITED STATES NAVY WEST INDIES CAMPAIGN SPECIALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE CROSS MEDAL. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. Type IV (1937): This was the type III badge rotated approximently 30 degrees. The eagle suspension was replaced with a large (37 mm x 30 1/2 mm) Air Corps devise. The reverse was marked “Pilgrim Badge/Boston” on the reverse. This version resulted from the order’s involvement with lobbying Congress for an expanded Air Corps and attract aviators to its ranks. Unable to obtain Congressional approval to wear this badge on the uniform, it was revoked and the order reverted to the Type III version. The Army & Navy Union formed without restriction to service within a particular War i. The Civil War, The Indian Wars, etc. The founders realized that those organizations would swell in membership, but over time their ranks would dwindle and then cease to exist. So, they did not make service in a particular action a criterion for membership. In 1886 it became a National Organization which was permanent for all veterans. Their charge was to Promote loyalty to the country, assemble comrades in order to perpetuate a spirit of fraternity, present social affairs, and befriend ex-servicemen and woman who might need help in securing employment, in caring for the sick, and in burying their dead. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “NAVY WEST INDIES CAMPAIGN SPECIALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE CROSS MEDAL SPAN-AM WAR” is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.