This is a very fine World War II Distinguished Service Medal in excellent condition. The planchet is with flawless enamel and suspended from its original ribbon which remains solid and with vibrant color. The rim is incised with the letters, “V.H.B.” for the maker V. H. Blackington. It is mounted on the correct slot broach with functional pin and roller lock catch assemblies. Accompanying this decoration is the enameled pin assembly and ribbon bar. This piece exhibits the high degree of artisanship found on all World War II period manufactured decorations and remains in excellent, undamaged condition.