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Army of Cuban Occupation Medal

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Front - Cuban Occupation Medal Back - Cuban Occupation Medal

This medal was issued to the members of the U.S. Army who served in the Army of Occupation in Cuba between 1898 and 1902. This medal is a post-Spanish American War medal. This specimen was dug up in Gallatin, Tennessee.

The obverse reads "United States Army/For Service" and shows an eagle over a collection of flags, cannons etc. At the lower edge are thirteen stars.

The reverse reads "Army of Occupation/Military Government of Cuba"  and shows the Cuban crest.

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