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Pacific War Zone Medal, US Coast and Geodetic Survey


<p>Round bronze planchet with insignia of US Coast and Geodetic Survey attached to ribbon of yellow with thin blue white and red pinstripes in center.</p>

Title: Pacific War Zone Medal, US Coast and Geodetic Survey
Accession #: NHHC 1999-140-AN
Circa: 1940's
Size: 2.75 x 1.5
Medium: metal, fabric
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

One US Coast and Geodetic Survey Pacific War Zone Medal. The planchet is bronze. The obverse planchet has a relief image of an eagle holding a globe with two crossed fouled anchors in the background. A suspension ring attaches the medal to a tapered ribbon. The ribbon is yellow, with a thin blue stripe along either edge. The center stripe group has a red stripe at the center with a white and blue stripe on either side. A pin and clasp brooch is attached to the ribbon.

This 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 served outside the continental limits of the United States in the Pacific War Zone between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946.


<p>Reverse image of US Coast and Geodetic Survey Pacific Warzone Medal with pin and clasp visible</p>
Published: Tue Apr 07 12:19:53 EDT 2020