Medal set, National Defense service medal and ribbon set, ca. late 1960s-2000. Medal and ribbon have pattern of (left to right): wide red stripe, thin stripes of white, blue, white, and red, wide yellow stripe, thin stripes of red, white, blue, and white, wide red stripe.
2012.021.001 A: Ribbon, with above stripe pattern and metal clasp on back
2012.021.001 B: Medal, ribbon with above stripe pattern from which hangs a flat circular bronze medal with depiction of bald eagle perched on sword and palm below text "NATIONAL DEFENSE", all in raised relief. Reverse of medal features raised relief depiction of oak and laurel wreath under a striped shield.
Originally stored in plastic packaging in blue cardboard box. Box and plastic were photographed but not kept.
|Date||Ca. late 1960s-2000|
U.S. Air Force
North Carolina National Guard
|Credit Line||Gift of Sterling S. Nicholson|