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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09555.12 Author/Creator: unkown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: circa 1941 to 1945 Pagination: 4 campaign medals: various colors ; 7.2 x 10.9 cm.

American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Pin, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, and World War II Victory Medal. The American Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars are missing the medallions. The medals are named from left to right.

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