36.00.5 a,b
Medal, Military
1945 Approximate
Liberation World War II Navy Meal of Chief Petty Officer Donald Asmus. (a) Medal. Material: metal and textile. Size: 1 3/8" W. x 3" L. Description: bronze disk suspended by a link from a red, white, purple, blue and yellow vertically striped grosgrain ribbon; on the obverse is a figure of Liberation standing full length with head turned looking to the dawn of a new day, right foot resting on a war god's helmet with the hilt of a broken sword in the right hand and the broken blade in the left hand, imprinted: "World War II"; reverse side imprinted: "United States of America 1941-1945 - Freedom From Fear and Want - Freedom of Speech and Religion" with a horizontal palm frond. The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/8 inch double rainbow in juxtaposition (blues, greens, yellows, reds (center), yellows greens and blues); 1/32 inch White 67101; center 9/16 inch Old Glory Red 67156; 1/32 inch White; and 3/8 inch double rainbow in juxtaposition. The rainbow on each side of the ribbon is a miniature of the pattern used in the WWI Victory Medal. (b) Box. Material: paper. Size: 2 1/4" W. x 4 1/2" L. x 1/2" deep. Description: dark blue rectangular box - holder for Victory medal - white label on side: "8455-00-269-5782 - Cage 5R542 MFR/PN 200 - Medal Set, Victory, WWII, Regular Size - 1 Set - DLA 100-89-F-EF60 -A 03/90" - metal pin clasp on back of ribbon - entire medal and ribbon pinned to white-faced rectangular cardboard.
U.S. Naval Uniform and medals of Chief Petty Officer-Donald W. Asmus. The World War II Victory Medal may be awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States or of the Government of the Philippine Islands who served on active duty in World War II at any time between 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946, both dates inclusive. (Established by Public Law No. 135 of 6 July 1945.)