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Span-Am War Badge

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 14, 2017
War badge

This pin-back badge is from the United Spanish War Veterans annual encampment in Saratoga Springs, New York, 1936; it was owned by Theresa Ericksen of Minnesota. The top pin bar has a space for a name tag and features Ericksen's name, with a white and blue ribbon attached; at the bottom is a USWV insignia pendant.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this badge in our collections database.