General Henry H. Shelton Honored with Congressional Gold Medal
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September 19, 2002
General Henry H. Shelton received the Congressional Gold Medal today in
recognition of his performance as a military leader in coordinating the
planning, strategy, and execution of the United States and NATO combat
action and his invaluable contributions to the United States and to the
successful return to peace in the Balkans as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Produced by the United States Mint, as authorized under Public Law
107-127, the medal commemorates the military service of General Henry H.
Shelton. The obverse, designed and executed by United States Mint
Sculptor/Engraver Donna Weaver, features a portrait of General Shelton
with the inscription "GENERAL H. HUGH SHELTON CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS
of STAFF" centered along the border of the medal.
The reverse, designed and executed by United States Mint
Sculptor/Engraver John Mercanti, depicts General Shelton parachuting down
from the top of the medal, with the inscription "In Recognition of
His Leadership, Integrity and Professionalism in the Service of Our
Nation" centered between two laurel branches, and "By Act of
Congress 2002" next to the right laurel branch.
Duplicate three-inch bronze medals are available from the United States
Mint for $38.00 (Product ID Number 995), and the 1-1/2 inch miniature
bronze replicas of the large medal are available for $3.00 (Product ID
Customers are invited to purchase the bronze medals online using the
United States Mint's secure website at http://www.usmint.gov, or by
calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling fee
of $3.95 per order will be added to all orders. Hearing and
speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.
In addition, bronze duplicates of the General Henry H. Shelton medal
are available at the Union Station Sales Center, 50 Massachusetts Avenue,
N.E. Washington, D.C., 20002. Customers may contact the Union Station
Sales Center by calling (202) 289-0609. The bronze medals are also
available at the Visitors Center at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
located at 15th and C Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20228. For
additional information, customers can write to the Customer Care Center,
United States Mint, Washington, D.C. 20220.
Contact: Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222 Customer Service
information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)