The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will be closed for renovations from August 31, 2014 through December 2016. Please check back in the fall for details of our exciting new galleries and installations.
This medal was authorized in 1919 to award members of the Navy and Marine corps for their defense of American interests in Nicaragua during a period of political unrest. The medal, designed by Albert Stewart, shows thefigure of Columbia dressed in armor and flowing skirt.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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