Man-in-Service Flag

Description
Physical Description
Flag is olive green, with Man-in-Service Flag embroidered in red and white with one blue star in center; word "Medical" embroidered above embroidered flag. Caduceus embroidered under flag.
Specific History
This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the member is in the Medical Corps.
General History
When displayed in a home, business, or church, the flag indicates that one member of the family or other group is actively serving in the armed forces. A blue star indicates a member currently serving, while a gold star indicates a member killed while serving.
Object Name
flag
associated date
1917-1918
1914-1918
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 5 in; 24.13 cm x 12.7 cm
used in
United States
ID Number
1979.0220.13
accession number
1979.0220
catalog number
1979.0220.013
subject
Military
Flags
ThinkFinity
event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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