Army Good Conduct Medal

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
bronze with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 13/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (7.1 × 3.7 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/2 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (1.2 × 3.7 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 3/8 × 1 7/16 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 3.6 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 3/8 × 1 1/4 × 3/16 in. (3.5 × 3.2 × 0.4 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1942-1945
Description
The United States Army Good Conduct Medal. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red ribbon with six (6) white vertical stripes. The pin has a safety pin closure on the back and a bar that holds the ribbon attached to a medal. The ribbon is looped over the bar and held in place with thread at the bottom corners of the pin. The ribbon is gathered on a jump ring at the bottom that also holds the medal. The medal is round, bronze colored, and has a bezel attached to the jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with text that reads [EFFICIENCY · HONOR · FIDELITY ·]. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of an eagle with its wings spread, perched on a sword. The sword rests on a closed book. The reverse of the medal depicts a wreath of laurel and oak leaves in relief. At the center is a five-pointed star and a scroll with the text [FOR GOOD] and [CONDUCT] above and below the star and scroll in relief.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Military
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.23
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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