First Special Service Force 1.5 Inch Bronze Medal
- 1.5” miniature bronze replica medal
- Honors First Special Service Force for their extraordinary efforts during World War II
- Minted at the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia
Bring World War II history alive with the 1.5” First Special Service Force Bronze Medal.
Own this replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to the First Special Service Force at the U.S. Capitol Building February 3, 2015 recognizing the bravery of this joint American and Canadian force.
The obverse (heads) highlights the mountaineering, silent landings and amphibious combat abilities of the First Special Service Force. The design incorporates the group’s spearhead patch, representing the unique partnership between the United States and Canada. The inscription is “FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE.”
The reverse (tails) features the First Special Service Force’s insignia, with crossed arrows at the bottom of the design, and a banner in the eagle’s beak that reads “USA” and “CANADA.” The medal is inscribed with the names of its five campaigns, “ACT OF CONGRESS” and “2013.”
|Design:||Obverse Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Obverse Engraver: Joseph Menna
Reverse Designer: Richard Masters
Reverse Engraver: Don Everhart
|Struck Under Authority of:||Public Law 113-16|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia Mint|
|Composition:||95% Copper & 5% Zinc|