This is a large machine engraved military medal given to a private first class for actions presumably at St Lo, France in June of 1944. Under the Freedom of Information Act I received an incomplete report as photographed (many of the official records were lost in the 1972 fire, so many just show the Victory medal as the only award even thought this man must have qualified for at least three other medals at minimum), however a friend at the Archives was able to find some Veterans Administration records showing him with the 9th MP Company of the 9th Infantry Division. I have no further military documentation on the gentleman this medal was issued to. Concerning the engraving style, it is large machine engraved and slightly differs from standard engraving style - the letters seem a bit more curved and slightly larger than the typical style of the day. We went round robin on a forum years ago trying to determine if this was an official large machine variant style- the consensus was that it "could have been" after seeing a few different pieces from the time period done in this style. The medal itself is in beautiful condition and is an unnumbered, slot brooch WWII era piece.
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