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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, 1926-33, Marine Corps, miniature
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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, 1926-33, Marine Corps, miniature
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Miniature circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a full-length female figure with a sword in her right hand, in defensive posture in front of a male and female figure, waves below to either side, circumscribed above ‘SECOND NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN’ and dated ‘1926.1930’ at the base; the reverse with a bald American eagle, wings spread, perched on a naval anchor, flukes to the right, inscribed ‘FOR’ ‘SERVICE’ to left and right respectively, circumscribed above ‘UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS’; gilding age-dulled with some wear to raised parts16.47mm (0.65 inch); on original ribbon. The Medal was instituted on 8 November 1929 and awarded to Marine Corps personnel who served in Nicaragua between 27 August 1926, and 2 January 1933 during the Constitutionalist War between the U.S.-backed Conservative President Adolfo Díaz Recinos and forces led by General José Maria Moncada in support of the exiled Liberal vice-president Juan Bautista Sacasa and later, following a U.S. imposed cease-fire, a guerrilla campaign by the forces of General Augusto César Sandino. The Marines left Nicaragua on 2 January 1933 following the election of Juan Bautista Sacasa as President.

 
Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, 1926-33, Marine Corps, miniature
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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, 1926-33, Marine Corps, miniature
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Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, 1926-33, Marine Corps, miniature
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