United States "American Defense Service" medal, in VF+, with surface wear to the obverse but lovely toning on the reverse. The medal is a solid round medallion with a velvet ribbon bearing two thin blue-white-red stripes on a field of yellow. The award was instituted 28 June 1941 by an executive order of the President to recognize members of the US armed forces who performed military duties in the period of 8 September 1939 and 6 December 1941 - just prior to America's entry into the Second World War. A complete award set would include a small rectangular ribbon and presentation box. This piece is being sold as the award medal alone.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה מזכרות מזכרת אות אותות יחידות יחידה הנצחה הוקרה מלהע"ם 1 2 צבא ארה"ב