Army Air Forces [Medal Mount with Ribbons]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.382 Author/Creator: Army Air Forces Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1946 Pagination: 1 medal mount : cloth and metal : blue, orange, yellow, white, and red ; 1.1 x 11.6 cm.
A medal mount for three military ribbons. On the left is the Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. The center ribbon is the Air Medal with two oak leaf cluster pins. The ribbon on the right hand side is Asia Pacific Medal for service in the Pacific Front with three bronze star devices.
Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.
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