Posted 1 year ago
This group of medals is named to Everett D. Johnson who I assume was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The group includes the following medals starting at the left.
Navy Good Conduct (indicating that Johnson was an enlisted rank) with a “Second Award Bar” and three stars below it. This tells us that Johnson was in the Navy from 1939 to at least 1957.
American Defense Medal with an unauthorized campaign star which was the common practice of the Pearl Harbor attack survivors.
American Campaign Medal.
Pacific Campaign Medal with only one of two authorized stars; the other star being on the American Defense Medal.
World War II Victory Medal.
Since Johnson served at least until 1957 I would expect that there should be more medals in this group; possibly an Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal, and a Korean War Service Medal. Since navy medals groups are usually limited to five medals per brace I would suspect that the rest of his medals were separated from the grouping while waiting to be mounted on a second brace.