I’ve had this American Legion medal for quite a long time, which came in a small grouping of modern patches. I thought nothing of it until recently I decided to remove the frame backing and found something interesting.
On the back of this medal is engraved “100 Yds Men Bk. St. 1937”. Myself and some others over at the US Militaria Forum believe it was awarded as a swimming competition medal for the 100 yard back stroke. Perhaps a Legion post had a competition and awarded these as participation medals or something similar. Unfortunately it is unattributed and I have no way of knowing which post it is from.