U.S. Navy West Indies Naval Campaign
Contributed by Peter Knepton
In the first issue (to see this version, click
here) of this medal, the pendant and ribbon were suspended from bronze
engagement bars with the bar with the name of the ship upon which the recipient
served being the top bar. In 1908, the suspension ribbon was attached
directly to the ship bar and campaign or engagement bars were clasped to
This paticular second issue style Sampson medal was awarded to Micheal
Haley when he served a an Oiler on the USS Indiana
during the Battle of Santiago, July 3, 1898
off the coast of Cuba.
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