Medal, Legion of Merit, in box, Legionnaire, Named
Scarce genuine WWII Legion of Merit medal, delivered in its original box, complete with ribbon and lapel pin. Rank: Legionnaire. Awarded and engraved to Edward B. Kelso.
The Legion of Merit was created by the US Government on July 20, 1942 and awarded for exceptionnally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. This was the first US award that could be given to foreign nationals and the only one to be issued in several degrees -- Legionnaire, Officer, Commander and Chief Commander.