This is a seldom seen US medal. It was issued to the Alabama National Guard troops that were sent to Phenix City, Alabama on 18 June 1954 to combat the corruption and lawlessness in the city. This mobilization came as a result of the recently elected Attorney General Patterson being gunned down on the street in Phenix City. Troops remained in Phenix City until 17 January 1955. Considered the most sinful city in the United States at the time, it has since become a very pleasant southern town just across the river from Ft. Benning and Columbus, Georgia. Only 1000 of these medals were struck.