Shellback Commemorative Medal
This commemorative medal honors all U.S. Armed Forces personnel that crossed the equator during war or peacetime on a U.S. naval vessel. These sons and daughters of Neptune have also gone through the Shellback ceremony to recognize this accomplishment. Official entries indicating date, time, latitude and longitude are recorded in individuals service record. Those who can't prove they are a Shellback may soon find themselves climbing back into a wog pool on their next trip to the equator. So let them know you are a honorable and trusty Shellback.