Title: Distinguished Service Medal, US Coast and Geodetic Survey
Accession #: NHHC 1999-140-AJ
Size: 2.75 x 1.5
Medium: metal, fabric
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command
One US Coast and Geodetic Survey Distinguished Service Medal. Obverse of planchet is bronze with an eagle holding a globe with two crossed foul anchors in the background. Suspension ring attaches medal to tapered ribbon. Ribbon is white, with large blue stripes on either side and a small pinstripe of red in center. Pin and clasp brooch is attached to ribbon.
The Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to any Coast and Geodetic Survey commissioned officer or to any ship's officer or member of the crew of any Coast and Geodetic Survey ship who distinguished himself by outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty between 8 September 1939 and 28 April 1952.