Distinguished Service Cross

ca. 1918

President Woodrow Wilson established the Distinguished Service Cross on January 2, 1918. This award is given to people who distinguish themselves with extraordinary heroism. The medal itself is a cross of made bronze, with an eagle in the center and a scroll below the eagle bearing the inscription "FOR VALOR." The name of the recipient can be engraved on the reverse. This medal set contains, from top to bottom, the ribbon, medal, and miniature.

National Archives, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer


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