Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966 Search this
overall: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) diam. of medal
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The Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal has been awarded since 1939 to seamen who have distinguished themselves through outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty. Paul Manship’s artist’s strike, or sample, shows a preliminary design for the reverse. The eight spokes of the ship’s wheel repeat the eight points of the stylized compass on the obverse.