1.87.93 a,b,c,d
Medal, Military
1944 Approximate
Selective Service Medal of Daniel Martin Coughlin. Material: paper, textile, medal. (a) Selective Service Medal. Size: 2 7/8" W. x 1 1/2" L. x 1/4" D. Description: gold and royal blue striped grosgrain ribbon wrapped around and extending from a metal rectangular bar; safety pin style closure on reverse; suspended from the ribbon is a bronze disk featuring an eagle and stars and engraved: "Selective Services System World War II"; printed on reverse: "Awarded in the Name of the Congress of the United States for Faithful and Loyal Service". (b) Ribbon bar. Size: 3/8" W. x 1 3/8" L. x 1/4" thick. Description: gold and royal blue striped grosgrain ribbon over rectangular metal bar; safety pin style closure on back. [c] Lapel pin. Size: 1/8" W. x 3/4" L. Description: 1/2" diameter blue and gold enameled metal disk attached to a pin similar to a collar button. (d) Box. Size: 3 1/4" W. x 6 1/2" L. x 1" H. Description: a hinged dark blue rectangular box with gold border and gold print: "Selective Service Medal"; navy blue velvet and gold satin lining.
Waseca County Military - World War I (WWI). Daniel Martin Coughlin joined the U.S. Army in May 1916 and served as an Infantry Lieutenant at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He was discharged August 26, 1918. Mr. Coughlin later worked at the Waseca Post Office. World War II Selective Service Committee.