Mexican Service Medal

In 1911, Mexico’s revolution had spilled over to the US resulting in bloody campaigns with Poncho Villa and Emiliano Zapata North of the Mexican boarder.

The Mexican Service Medal (Est. Feb 1918) was awarded to Navy and Marines who served ashore or at sea during the Vera Cruz expedition from Apr 1914 – Feb 1917.

The obverse shows the castle of San Juan de Ulua in Vera Cruz harbor.

Approximately 18,400 numbered strikes were issued.

USS Illinois (BB-7) 1914

Mexican Campaign Medal, 1911 - 1917
Awarded to MM2 Garret L. Prible, rim numbered “13528”

Endorsement for Mexican Campaign Medal 1921