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Santiago Medal

Contributed by Martin Wagner

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Front - Spanish American War Naval Medal Issed by Spain, 1898Back - Spanish American War Naval Medal Issed by Spain, 1898

This medal was  awarded to Enrique Vazquez Torrado for his participation in the Battle of Santiago.  This medal was issued in about 1923 or 1924 (possibly for the 25th anniversary of the battle). It is not clear at present what role Enrique Vazquez Torrado played in the action.

The bar reads "Santiago De Cuba/3 De Julio De 1898" or Santiago Cuba/July 3, 1898." The back reads "Cavite/Santiago De Cuba/1898"  It is assumed that this medal was issued by the Spanish government to veterans of the Battle of Santiago.

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