Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Bertold Nebel
    active: United States
  • 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
  • 1954.0066

Recto: Image of a shirtless American soldier wearing helmet helps his fellow man by giving him a bowl of water or food. Soldier in need is also shirtless and appears exhausted. He is wearing a bandana and resting his arm on a pack.

Verso: Image of atmoic explosion at center. Mushroom cloud is distinct and devastation and death on the ground is visible. Text on either side of explosion.