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Exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Arthur C. Chandler's dog tags, medal, and bank note, ca. 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (151.00.00–151.02.01)
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Arthur C. Chandler's dog tags, medal, and bank note, ca. 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (151.00.00–151.02.01)
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Arthur C. Chandler's dog tags, medal, and bank note, ca. 1918. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (151.00.00–151.02.01)
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Reminders of War

The medal, dog tags, and French bank note for fifty centimes displayed in this case belonged to Arthur C. Chandler, a soldier and cook from Oklahoma. Chandler served during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the last and longest American-led, Western-Front campaign of the war. The medal with the distinctive double rainbow ribbon was known as a World War I Victory Medal and was given to everyone who served in the U.S. armed forces during the Great War.

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