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Official DOD Graphic
The Mexican Service Medal is a Bronze medallion of 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Centered in the front is a Yucca plant in full bloom with mountains shown in the background. Above the yucca are the words “MEXICAN SERVICE” and below are the dates “1911-1917”. An eagle with its wings outstretched perched on a trophy made up of a cannon, six rifles and four standards, an Indian shield, quiver of arrows and three spears, a Cuban machete and a Sulu Kris is on the reverse side. Above the eagle are the words “FOR SERVICE” and around the border are the words “UNITED STATES ARMY” at the top and thirteen stars in the lower half.