A series of medal sculptures with accompanying text and a book, borrowing the format from American War Medals and Decorations (Evans E. Kerrigan, 1964), and thinking of David Smith's Medals for Dishonor (1939-40). The medals in my book acknowledge internal strife: officers killed or wounded by those of lesser rank (fragging), "friendly fire," the business of embalming. We repeat a deadly turn of phrase, doomed to identify with OUR executioners and THEIR nation...or at least that's how I saw things in MMIX. Every theory seems to fall apart on a long enough timeline (a similar premise for the sentence generator I made in 2019).