This is a very nice pre-World War I Second 1915 Haitian Campaign Medal that is in excellent condition. The planchet is constructed of bronze and exhibits very nice detail. The front features a landscape of the Haitian island with the ocean waves in the foreground and a mountain range in the background. Around and over this landscape are the words, “HAITIAN CAMPAIGN” with the date 1915 displayed at the base. The reverse is with an American bald eagle perched upon an anchor facing to its right with the words, “FOR SERVICE” below the anchor and above a half wreath. Arched above the head of the eagle is inscription, “UNITED STATES NAVY”. Incised into the lower edge is the number, “1865”. The ribbon is strong, solid, and with excellent color with no fraying evident. It is mounted on a split broach of bronze with functional pin assembly and remains in excellent condition.
The Haitian Campaign Medal was first established on June 22, 1917, and again on December 6, 1921. To be eligible for the award of the 1915 Haitian Campaign, the recipient had to have participated in Haitian peacekeeping actions designated in 1915 and 1919-1920.