Cuban Pacification Medal

Cuban Pacification began in September 1906 after the SPANAM War. President Roosevelt ordered an occupation of Cuba that lasted nearly four years. The goal of the operation was to prevent fighting between the Cubans, to protect North American economic interests, and to hold free elections. The Cuban Pacification Medal established Aug. 1909 for Navy & Marines who served Oct. 1906 – April 1909. The obverse depicts a female figure representing the US flag America, an olive branch in her right hand extended toward a Cuban citizen, and a dove of peace. Approximately 3,600 numbered campaign medals issued.

USS Newark (C-1), 1891

Awarded to “J.L. Bigham C.B.M.”, 1908 Rim numbered “241”

Rim engraved with
“USS Newark”
and recipient name