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First and Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medals
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First and Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medals

The Nicaraguan Campaign Medal is a military decoration of the United States Navy which was authorized by Presidential Order of Woodrow Wilson on September 22, 1913. The medal was again authorized by an act of the United States Congress on November 8, 1929. The Nicaraguan Campaign Medal is therefore considered as two separate decorations, commonly referred to as the First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal and the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal. Awards and decorations of the United States military are military decorations which recognize a service members service and personal accomplishments while a member of the United States armed forces. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... -1...


First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal

The First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was created to recognize those Navy and U.S. Marines who had participated in amphibious actions in Nicaragua between July 29 and November 14, 1912. The following naval commands, and all embarked United States Marines, were eligible for the First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal: United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

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The medal for the First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal displayed a volcano, rising from a lake, with the words “Nicaraguan Campaign” and the date 1912 on the edges of the medal. The medal, itself, was suspended from a red ribbon with two thick blue stripes. On the reverse of each medal was a Navy or Marine Corps crest, depending on which branch of service the recipient was a member. Eruption redirects here. ... A Lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ...


The First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was a one time only decoration and there were no devices or attachments authorized.


Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal

The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was created General Orders of the Navy Department and approved by Congress to recognize naval operations in Nicaragua between the dates of August 27, 1926 and January 2, 1933. Seal The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


To be awarded the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, a service member must have either served on a United States ship, or as an embarked marine, in the waters or land territory of Nicaragua during the aforementioned dates.


The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal appeared as a medal suspended from a red ribbon with several white stripes. The medal displayed a woman, armed with sword, defending two other figures with a cloak. The medal bore the words "Second Nicaraguan Campaign" with the dates “1926 – 1930” displayed on the medal’s edges (although the medal was authorized until 1933). Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Sword (Old English: sweord; akin to Old High German: swerd, wounding tool; Proto-Indo-European: *swer-, to wound, to hurt) is a term for a long-edged, bladed weapon, consisting in its most fundamental design of a blade, usually with two edges for striking... A cloak is a type of loose garment which is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat – it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind for example, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit (e. ...


The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was considered a separate award from the first version of the medal and Navy regulations permitted the receipt and wear of both decorations, if so authorized. Admiral W.H.H. Sutherland, who had been in overall command of both Nicaraguan campaigns, was the first recipient of both versions of the Nicaraguan Campaign Medal. Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). ...


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Nicaraguan Campaign Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
The medal for the First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal displayed a volcano, rising from a lake, with the words “Nicaraguan Campaign” and the date 1912 on the edges of the medal.
The Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was created General Orders of the Navy Department and approved by Congress to recognize naval operations in Nicaragua between the dates of August 27, 1926 and January 2, 1933.
To be awarded the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, a service member must have either served on a United States ship, or as an embarked marine, in the waters or land territory of Nicaragua during the aforementioned dates.
Pedro del Valle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (541 words)
Del Valle graduated from the academy in June 1915 and was commissioned a second lieutenant on June 5, 1915.
On April 1, 1944, del Valle, as Commanding General of the Third Corps Artillery, Third Amphibious Corps, took part in the Guam operation and was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit.
He then became the Commanding General of the First Marine Division and was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership in the reorganization of Okinawa.
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