James Arness in Gunsmoke - Marshal Badge story inside the box:
James Arness was born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a Purple Heart during World War II when his right leg was peppered with bullets in the battle of Anzio. In 1955, John Wayne recommended Arness for the lead role in Gunsmoke. It was one of the earliest “adult westerns,” centering around the exploits of Marshall Matt Dillon in the frontier town of Dodge City, Kansas in 1873.
Each high quality Old West replica badge is crafted out of brass and steel. They are double-stamped then silver plated. Next, each Old West replica badge is individually hand finished for a unique antique look.
Each badge is packaged in an old-fashioned style Kraft box with a story inside.
Size: approx. 2 3/4" H
Back: Bar style pin
*Picture of actor is not included.