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Accession Number 1256
Catalog Number 01256.005
Object Name Medal
Description Medal, US Border Service, Mexican Border prior to WW I,

Joined as a private in 3rd Iowa National Guard 1894-98; after nearly two years in the expeditionary force and in occupation of Germany, returned in charge of the regiment as colonel in 1919; appointed colonel of the 168th and on July 7, 1921, placed in command as
brigadier general of the 67th infantry brigade; promoted to major general in charge of the 34th division, 1924; combined a distinguished military career with practice of medical profession
over a long period in Council Bluffs;

Served as the second president of the Rainbow Veterans Association in 1920; was the
first commander of the Iowa Department of the American Legion; served as vice-president of the National Guard Association of the United States in 1933 and as president of the association in 1934; service medals and decorations received were Distinguished Service Spanish War Service Medal, Philippine Congressional Medal, Philippine Campaign Medal,
Mexican Border Service Medal, Victory Medal with one silver star and five bronze stars and the following clasps:
Champagne, Aisen-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Saint Mihiel, Chateau Thierry, Defensive Sector, also the Legion of Honor, Officer, with Rosette, and the Croix-De-Guerre, with Gold Star;
on August 2, 1938, was awarded a special medal by the state of Iowa in recognition of long service in the Iowa National Guard; commanded the Iowa National Guard troops during
the "farm strike" disorders in northwest Iowa in 1933 and for this duty received the medal of the United States Flag Association. (Annals of Iowa, Summer 1956, 385-392)
Source Mrs. Matthew A. Tinley
Collection WW I