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Help With Unknown Mexican Border Service? Medal

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#1 tigerfan

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:30 PM


Is anyone familiar with this medal or know what it was for? It measures 1-1/2" in diameter and reads: Award of Merit Mexico. It has 1916 on back with soldiers marching below. This came in a USN group where the sailor was in the Mexican Border Service, WWI and WWII.

#2 JBFloyd

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:55 AM

This was a commercially-made piece sold to veterans. While the prime market was those who served on the Mexican Border, they certainly were available to Navy veterans who had Mexican service. This is one of the less-often seen commemoratives of the era. I suspect that it was priced a little higher than the others, so it wasn't the souvenir of choice.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:24 PM

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