The Military Merit Medal is a bronze hexagon that depicts the American bald eagle with spread wings on the face. The eagle has the U.S. shield on its breast and is grasping three crossed arrows in its talons. On the reverse of the medal are inscriptions "FOR MILITARY" and "MERIT" with a plaque for engraving the recipient" name between the two inscriptions. A spray of laurel, representing achievement is at the bottom. The ribbon is a field of myrtle green with five white stripes in the center and white edges. The Army Commendation Medal was designed and sculpted by Thomas Hudson Jones of the Institute of Heraldry.
The set that I am offering here includes the Service Medal, the Ribbon Bar, and the Lapel Pin. It is a matching set. These three items are housed in a plush leather case that measures 7 x 4.25 x 1 inch. The front of the case says "United States of America" in gold gilded lettering.
I researched this medal online to try to determine a date range for when this particular award would have been given. I found a history of medals website that stated this to be from 1941 to present date. It stated that the majority of these would be from WWII, and Vietnam.
I purchased it at an estate sale (along with several other medals) where the seller said they belonged to a family member who served almost 40 years in the military and retired around 1990.
If you're a military collector be sure to check my other listings for several different medals obtained at that same estate sale.
The set is in excellent condition.
Delivery will be via USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate packaging. Buyer to pay delivery charges of $7.95.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.