|Title||National Defense Medal Awarded to Charles R. "Joe" Sterling|
The ribbon of the medal is red with a yellow stripe going down the center of it. On both sides of the yellow stripe are small white stripes with a black line going down the center. The medal has an eagle porched on a sword and olive branch. Above the eagle is says " Nation Defense." The back of the medal has a square shield with half a wreath underneath of it.
COLORS: gold, red, yellow, white, black
Sterling, Charles R. "Joe", 1939-2002
|Other Name||Medal, Military|
|History||Joe Sterling joined the Navy in the late 1950s and served for nearly 30 years on active service and in the reserves. He was a crewman on the USS Pueblo when it was captured in January of 1968 and was incarcerated in North Korea until the entire crew was released in December of 1968.|
|Credit line||Lux Acquisition Fund-See full credit line in donor file|
|Collection||Lux Acquisition Fund|