U.S. Marine Corps Medallion Wooden Box
- Exterior: 8 X 8 X 4 inches
- Interior: 6 ½ X 6 ½ X 2 ½ inches
- Solid brass lock and key
- Felt lining
- Padded underneath
This wooden box is a handsome accessory which makes a wonderful gift for someone who is serving, or has served in the United States Marine Corps. A nicely proportioned, hinged holder for treasured items, it will take pride of place in home or office. In Mahogany colored wood, with the Marine Corps seal across its top, it features a brass lock and key. It is lined with felt, and has a padded underside to prevent scratching surfaces.
On June 22, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an Executive Order approving the design of an official seal for the United States Marine Corps. The current emblem traces its roots to the designs and ornaments of early Continental Marines as well as British Royal Marines. The emblem took its present form in 1868. Before that time, many devices, ornaments, and distinguishing marks followed one another as official marks of the Corps.
Approved insignia designs and seals are held in trust by the National Archives in the Military holdings.