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Catalog Number 2010.090.020
Description US Army National Defense Service Medal, c. 1960-1973. Worn during the Vietnam war and dated c. 1960-1973. Still issued today to anyone that served in combat. Red, yellow, navy blue and white striped ribbon with pin affixed to back; a brass colored medal is attached with loop to ribbon; front of medal has eagle image and words "NATIONAL DEFENSE" embossed on top. Back has modified flag image and laurel leaves.
Object Name Badge, Military
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title US Army National Defense Service Medal, c. 1960-1973
Date c. 1960-1973
Dimensions H-2.85 W-1.5 inches
Search Terms Vietnam War
Army
Badges
Subjects War
Awards
Badges
Military decorations