Philippine Campaign Medal
Established June 1908 to those serving on one of 64 ships stationed in the Philippines between Feb 1899 – Mar 1906.
Approximately 5,500 campaign medals issued for Navy and Marine Corps.
The obverse depicts the gate into the Manilla City Wall.
USS Buffalo was a transport & auxiliary cruiser serving in the Manilla operations during the SPANAM War.
USS Buffalo 1898-1927, later (AD-8)
Navy Philippine Campaign Medal 1899
Rim hand engraved
“Joseph Ruegamer Seaman”