Yangtze Service Campaign Medal

In 1924 a new wave of nationalism began to sweep China and threatened to drive foreign business out of the country. The situation escalated until the US dispatched 5,000 marines to protect the International Settlement and Shanghai.

Congress authorized in April 1930 the Yangtze Service Medal for Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served in the Yangtze River Valley, Shanghai, China, and surrounding waters from October 1927 to March 1930.

Navy Yangtze Service Campaign Medal Rim Engraved “D.T. Banbury / Edsall 1928-30” Numbered “M.No. 2597”

USS Edsall DD-219, 1929