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World War II medal
  • René Paul Chambellan
    1893–1955
    died: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States ; active: United States
  • World War II medal, 1945
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0063
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Description

Recto: Famous image of (six men?) raising flag (United States Flag) at Iwo Jima during World War II. Men are in full military uniform, wearing helmets.

Verso: At center there is a fern with a sword pointing down. Fifteen stars form a border around image.