Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2006.5.235
Dimensions: 3 in X 1 ½ in X 3/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm X 2.54 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Lawrence Provost
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal awarded to Lawrence Provost. The medal depicts the coat of arms of the United States, which includes an eagle encircled by a wreath. The reverse is inscribed: "WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY" with an eagle and two swords depicted in the center. The medal is attached to a multicolored ribbon with a bar pin for affixing to a uniform.
A member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Lawrence Provost responded to Ground Zero on 9/11. A year later he joined his unit on a six-month mission to Afghanistan. Like all who were deployed for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2005, Provost was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.