Medal, Military
1945 Approximate
Jubilee of Liberty Medal. Material: textile, metal. Size: 3" x 1 1/2" Description: red, orange, yellow, green, blue vertical striped cloth ribbon; gold medallion suspended from ribbon engraved on front: "Overlord 6 Juin 1944, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno Sword"; engraved on back: "Liberte, Diex Aie, Normandie, MCMXCIV."
Lester Quitney was with the Tank Destroyer Battalion 899 for the United States Army from 1943-1945. He worked at a CCC Camp in Washington State in December 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Rhineland Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Central Europe, Northern France and Normandy until being honorably discharged in 1945. This medal was presented by Congressman Gil Gutknecht to veterans in the First District who fought at Normandy during WWII. To be eligible for the Jubilee of Liberty medal, veterans served in the United States Armed Forces and participated in the Battle of Normandy from June 6 to August 31, 1944.