Group to Colonel Howard L. Campion, 14th NY Infantry
Group to Colonel Howard L. Campion, 14th Infantry, New York National Guard: Mexican Border Service Medal, numbered “19216″, in its original matching-numbered box of issue World War I Victory Medal, no clasp, in a damaged Art Metal Works box of issue, with outer mailing box addressed to Major Campion in Brooklyn; New York Long and Faithful Service Medal, 10 years, numbered “No.5466″ and marked by Tiffany & Co, in its original issue box by Tiffany (first style ribbon); New York Mexican Border Service Medal, numbered “7752″; New York World War I Service Medal, numbered “905″; Brooklyn Mexican Border Service Medal (pendant only), in the top of an issue box to the 14th Regiment.
Colonel Howard L. Campion, an assistant corporation counsel in Brooklyn, served in the 14th New York Infantry, including service on the Mexican Border. During World War I, he was the executive officer of the Aeronautical General Supply Depot, Garden City, Long Island, and served at the Air Service Recruit Receiving Depot, Ft. Wayne, Michigan, and at Selfridge Field, Michigan. He was released from federal service in December 1919, but remained active recruiting for the Citizens Military Training Camps program. Col Campion died in September 1929. New York records show that he originally received the state Mexican Border Service Medal #2581 (location unknown) and that the 10-year medal was his only long service award.