Object ID
2015.14.28
Object Name
Pin
Object Collection
Object Entities
Doundoulakis, Helias (owned by)
Doundoulakis, Helias (is related to)
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Object Description
A small circular metal pin. Scalloped edge, with a blue enamel circle around that says, "American legion". This surrounds another embossed circle in the center with a star crowned with laurels. In the center of the star is a circle with dots around the circle, and in the center of that border is a circle with US in the center.

On the back of the pin: PAT. DE. 54296 / Sterling
Origin
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.

Helias Doundoulakis was a proud veteran iof WWII and was a spy for the OSS. He seemed very involved in veteran's affairs, and was likely involved in the American Legion in some way.
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Citation
Pin, Helias Doundoulakis Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10830. Accessed 03/01/24.