Spanish War Service Medal, number “9” (1Lt Donnelly, 1st DC Infantry)
Spanish War Service Medal, numbered “9″. With ribbon bar. The ribbon shows some age. Issued to Richard J. Donnelly, Washington, DC. The medal and ribbon show age.
Richard J. Donnelly was appointed a first lieutenant in the Spanish-American War, serving in the 1st DC Infantry. During World War I, he served at Fort Dix until he went to France in May 1918 as a major. He remained in the Officers Reserve Corps after the war, rising to lieutenant colonel and retiring in 1932. He was a civilian employee of the War Department. Donnelly died in December 1933 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.