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SAMPSON MEDAL SHOWCASE !


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  • 5 months later...
YNCM Doug

Incredible images of Sampson Medals. I think this medal has the most beautiful engagement bars. 

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USS Detroit Sampson Medal and Roosevelt Medal, aka Panama Canal Medal, to Carpenter's Mate 3c. James D. Smith.  The Roosevelt Medal  was issued as a result of an Executive Order dated June 23, 1907, by President Theodore Roosevelt. It recognizes service by American citizens on the Panama Canal project who completed at least 2 years of satisfactory continuous service with the Canal construction force, including the Panama Railroad Company between May 4, 1904 and December 31, 1914. For each additional 2 years of service the holder was awarded a service bar. Artist F. D. Millet, who died in the sinking of the SS Titanic, designed the medal. It was struck in bronze at the United States Mint, Philadelphia, Pa. from dies prepared by Victor D. Brenner of New York City. Brenner was the designer of the Lincoln Cent. The recipient's last name and initials appear on the front side, below Roosevelt.


James D. Smith, born August 18, 1871, Tawnybrake, Antrim County, (Northern) Ireland; died (sometime after 1921, probably NJ or NY.  Medals came from NJ). Smith emigrated to the United States by rail from Canada in October 1893, living first in Buffalo and later, New York City.  The 1900 Census shows him as a Carpenters Mate 3c on USS Monangahela.  He became a naturalized U.S. citizen on July 5, 1899 and filed for his Navy pension on 1/28/1921 from New Jersey.  Photo is from a passport application to travel to Spain on business, ca 1915. 

 

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I have only seen one Marine Sampson on this thread so thought I would post another. A Private who served on the USS Indiana

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jmpmstr

John Emoe USS Massachusetts 

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Philippine Insurrection

China Relief

 

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1 hour ago, jmpmstr said:

John Emoe USS Massachusetts 

Span Am

Philippine Insurrection

China Relief

 

86112B05-6BE7-49B8-AD73-AC54DFFA5B89.jpeg

B189885D-7E7D-401F-AFA7-2CFEF6D622DD.jpeg

F024FEE3-AA49-4208-83D9-8AE576EBD633.jpeg

8D8CD564-D1EC-487C-9CC6-A7E1934406D7.jpeg

68CF665F-BB7C-4189-9E9A-A8E4739DA2C7.jpeg

24EEA291-EAEF-448A-A1B1-5008E6A9E5C6.jpeg

18CBC4A7-5E6A-4EA7-B225-038AF9D84CB8.jpeg

Spectacular group, just amazing, well done!!!

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