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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms ➔ Military Ribbons and Insignias

Identifier:
134467
Description:
These ribbons and insignias belonged to Adrian Thomas Benjamin of the United States Army. They are as follows:
33. American Defense Service and World War I Victory Medal
34. U.S. Collar Devices
35. Unidentified ribbon
36. Colonel Insignias

These ribbons and insignias are currently on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 
Date:
1939 – 1945
Materials:
Metal, Ribbon
Dimensions:
.75" h 1.50 | 1.50 | .875 | .875 | 1.25 | 2.75" w ; .75" h ; .5" h ; .5" h ; .375" h ; .375" h
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Lora Cleary
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
V is for Veterans ()
Makers/Donors
United States Army
The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars,  by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.

Lora B. Cleary

Adrian Thomas Benjamin
Adrian Thomas Benjamin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. During World War I he was transferred to the Quartermaster Department of the United States Army to plan and layout camps. He belonged to the Reserve Corps until World War II when he was a transportation officer. 
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Grand Rapids
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