World War II Victory service medal awarded to Lorenzo DuFau

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Manufactured by
United States Navy, American, founded 1775
Owned by
DuFau, Lorenzo A., American, 1920 - 2015
Medium
metal and ribbon
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 × 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (7.6 × 3.7 × 0.5 cm)
Type
medals
Date
1989
Description
A US military World War II Victory service medal awarded to Lorenzo A. DuFau, who served in the US Navy. The medal is round and depicts an allegorical figure of Liberation with the text "World War II" flanking her legs on the front and the text "FREEDOM / FROM FEAR AND WANT / FREEDOM OF SPEECH / AND RELIGION" encircled by the text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1941 1945". The medal hangs on a metal loop from a ribbon of a wide center red stripe surrounded by thin rainbow stripes. A locking pin back is adhered to the back of the ribbon.
Topic
African American
Military
Race relations
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lorenzo A. DuFau
Object number
2009.5.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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