Peary Polar Expedition Medal
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The Peary Polar Expedition Medal was established by Act of Congress on January 28, 1944, in commemoration of the expedition led by Admiral Robert E. Peary to the North Pole on April 6, 1909. The Medal was presented to 6 out of the 24 members of Peary's expedition in recognition of service in the field of science and polar exploration by aiding in the discovery of the North Pole.
There may be additional versions of the Medal which vary by composition.
Obv: PEARY POLAR EXPEDITION 1908-1909 Rev: PRESENTED IN THE NAME OF CONGRESS IN RECOGNITION OF HIS EFFORTS AND SERVICES AS A MEMBER OF THE PEARY POLAR EXPEDITION OF 1908-09 IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND FOR THE CAUSE OF POLAR EXPLORATION BY AIDING IN THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH POLE BY ADMIRAL PEARY.
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