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Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
Date: circa 1784
Media: fabric, metal
Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society
Date: circa 1885
Media: Cloth and medal
When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.
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… awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, European Campaign Medal with two battle stars, plus the French Croix-de-Guerre.
… display shows pictures of World War II soldiers, medals and other memorabilia pertaining to World War II soldiers from the Lincoln area.
He has now earned the highest medal, the Medal of Honor. Gary Gordon was the leader of a sniper team known as Detachment-Force, or also known as…
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by Adam R. Cote
Military Service has had a deep impact my life