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Man-In-Service Flag
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Man-In-Service Flag

Catalog #: 85302M    Accession #: 1979.0220.13
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 9.5" H x 5" W

Physical Description

Flag is olive green, with man-in-service flag embroidered in red and white with one blue star, in center; word "Medical" embroidered above embroidered flag. Caduceus embroidered under flag.

Specific History

This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the service member is in the Medical Corps.

General History

When displayed in a home, business, or church, the flag indicates that one member of the family or other group is actively serving in the armed forces. A blue star indicates a member currently serving while a gold star indicates a member killed while serving.


Country: United States
Wars: World War I, World War II
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