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Named WWII / Korean War U.S. Navy Medal Group
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A splendid medal group, mounted for dress wear, reflecting the service of Nathanial W. Knox in both the European and Pacific Theaters in World War II and in the Korean War. The medals indicate that Knox was serving in the U.S. Navy fleet prior to Pearl Harbor. The group includes Knox's U.S. Navy Good Conduct Medal, officially engraved "Nathanial W. Knox 1944". The group is further comprised of the American Defense Medal with "Fleet" clasp, reflecting that Knox was serving in the Navy with the American fleet prior to Pearl Harbor; American Campaign Medal; Pacific Campaign Medal; and the European Campaign Medal. The second bar has the Woorld War II Victory Medal; The China Service Medal; The WWII Occupation Medal with the Navy "Asia" bar; the National Defense Medal; and the Korean War Campaign Medal. The group is an impressive reflection of the Navy service of one man from the period before Pearl Harbor, through war in both the Pacific and European theaters of combat, in China and, ultimately, at war again in Korea. The group is in overall very good condition. Some internet research found the recipient's full name to be Nathaniel Walter Knox, with U.S. Navy service number 243 98 62, making further research possible.