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    USN Dewey Medal [USS Boston] Awarded to Otis B. Clark.
    Spanish-American War Dewey Medal named to Otis B. Clark who was on board the USS Boston during the Battle of Manila, 1898. The medal measures 44mm, and on the rim it reads "Otis B. Clark Coal Passer". The obverse features a profile bust of Commodore George Dewey and the inscription "THE GIFT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY". The reverse displays a shirtless sailor sitting on a cannon barrel and the caption "IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 1898". The ship name "U.S.S. Boston", on which Clark served, is stamped on a blank just below the sailor's feet. The Dewey Medal was created to recognize the forces of the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps who participated in the Battle of Manila Bay. To be awarded the Dewey Medal, a service member must have served on one of nine naval vessels on May 1, 1898. The medal was designed by Daniel Chester French. In fine condition with the orignal ribbon present.


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