Above: The obverse and reverse of Clifford T. Bell's World War One Victory Medal bearing the campaign
clasps
"St Mihiel", "Meuse-Argonne" and "Defensive Sector". Little is known about Clifford's service
during World War One - other than that found on his discharge certificate - due to that fact that his service
records were amongst the estimated 16-18 million U.S. Official Military Personnel Files destroyed on July
12, 1973, during the disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, Missouri. No
known photographs exist showing Clifford in uniform or on active duty during the war.
United States World War One Interallied Victory Medal - Official Type 2
Overall height approximately 4 3/4 inches
Planchet diameter approximately 1 15/16 inches
c. 1920

From the Secret Archives of The Noble & Antediluvian Order of
the Brotherhood of the Purple Fez