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Medal of Honor bestowed on Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton

  • Image for Medal of Honor bestowed on Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton
  • Image for Medal of Honor bestowed on Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton
  • Image for Medal of Honor bestowed on Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton
  • Image for Medal of Honor bestowed on Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton
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Issued by
United States Congress, American, founded 1789
Received by
Sergeant Charlton, Cornelius H., American, 1929 - 1951
Subject of
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
Medal: metal, brass, gold plating, and enamel; Neck and service ribbons: silk; Case: plastic, brass, and velvet
Dimensions
Medal: H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 1/16 in. (5.7 × 3.8 × 0.2 cm)
Neck Ribbon: H x W: 1 1/4 × 22 in. (3.2 × 55.9 cm)
Service Ribbon: H x W x D: 1 7/16 × 3/8 × 1/8 in. (3.7 × 1 × 0.3 cm)
Case: H x W x D: 6 5/8 × 3 5/16 × 1 1/16 in. (16.8 × 8.4 × 2.7 cm)
Type
medals
Date
1952
Topic
African American
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ray R. and Patricia A.D. Charlton in memory of Cornelius H. Charlton
Object number
2013.165.1.1ab-.3
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053A
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture