Animation of the Day: American Campaign Medal

by John Bush, Intern in the Virtual Curation Laboratory

 

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Today’s animated object is a medal that was presented to Army Air Corps Captain Greenville Wright for his service in the American Campaign during the Second World War.  Captain Wright, my great-grandfather, served as an Artillery Officer at Fort Monroe, which defended Hampton Roads with passive countermeasures including anti-submarine nets, and active artillery including 16 inch disappearing cannons.

medal front back

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Categories: Animation of the day, Clover Hill High School, D-Day, Gallery, World War II | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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