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Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 5 in; 24.13 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
flag
Used in:
United States
Associated date:
1917-1918
1914-1918
Description:
Physical Description
Flag is olive green, with Man-in-Service Flag embroidered in red and white with one blue star in center; word "Medical" embroidered above embroidered flag. Caduceus embroidered under flag.
Specific History
This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the member is in the Medical Corps.
General History
When displayed in a home, business, or church, the flag indicates that one member of the family or other group is actively serving in the armed forces. A blue star indicates a member currently serving, while a gold star indicates a member killed while serving.
Subject:
Flags  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0220.13
Accession number:
1979.0220
Catalog number:
1979.0220.013
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Exhibition:
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_433448