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Catalog Number 10209-45
Title Bar, Ribbon, Victory Ribbon with 5 bronze service stars
Object Name Bar, Ribbon
Description This is a World War 1 Victory Ribbon with Bronze Service Stars. Since battle and service clasps could only be worn on the full-sized World War I Victory Medal, bronze service stars were authorized for wear on the award ribbon. This was the common method of campaign and battle display when wearing the World War I Victory Medal as a ribbon on a military uniform. These victory ribbons were sent out to veterans that served from April 6, 1917 to April 1, 1920. The bronze stars are service stars that denote the subsequent award of certain military awards. The ribbon is multicolored. It goes from purple to blue to green to yellow to orange to red and back to orange and back the other way. There are 5 bronze stars attached to it.
Date 1918, ca.
Material metal, fabric
Height (in) 0.125
Length (in) 1.125
People Daniel, Henry
Event World War I
History The World War 1 Victory Medal and Ribbon was given out to veterans who had served during the April 6, 1917 through April 1, 1920.

Awarded to Henry Daniel, who served as a Private with the U.S. Army. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on July 9, 1918 "for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3rd Division, A.E.F., near St. Eugene, France, 9 July 1918. Private Daniel repeatedly volunteered and carried important messages four kilometers through heavy shell fire near the enemy's lines. On one trip he found a wounded soldier and carried him through an enemy barrage to the dressing station".

Daniel was a graduate of Crete High and Done College. See donor file for more history and copies of obituaries.
Credit line Allison D. Petersen, Walton, Nebraska
Collection Petersen, Allison D.