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#51 Ken Crane

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:08 PM

Love seeing these Kevin!



#52 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:19 AM

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JOS. MAYER & BROS

---MAKERS---

SEATTLE U.S.A.

 

This badge is an earlier version with cut outs between the bolo hilts and skull.

 



#53 EricJK

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:35 PM

First of all, I want to thank Kevin Beyer for this thread and for his correspondence over the past week concerning the Military Order of the Serpent. There is a tremendous amount of information here about a very obscure group and I find it all very fascinating.  

 

I just learned about this group over the last week because I wanted to acquire a some Spanish American War pieces to inspire me why I study this period. This badge was kind of an incidental purchase since the auction also came with a United Spanish War Veterans type II badge. After reading this thread, I realized that this badge was unlike the others that typically arise in searches. So here's the badge.

 

 

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#54 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:36 AM

The badge that EricJK shows in the previous post would have been worn by an attendee of the Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation held in 1912 at Atlantic City, NJ.  This event was held concurrently with the United Spanish War Veterans' 1912 National Encampment.

 

It is, in my opinion, one of the best examples of an M.O.S. Supreme Convocation badge there is.

 

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#55 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

I have finally submitted my article to JOMSA on M.O.S. officer insignia and past president badges.  I am told it will be 6-12 months before it sees print.  It seems like a long time, but I understand they work several issues ahead in order to maintain their regular bimonthly publishing schedule.  I hope that people find it interesting.

 

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#56 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:37 PM

Seeing as reunion badges don't quite fall under the same category of Orders and Medals, I thought it might be time to show what has taken me 18 years to amass.

 

Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation Badges ranging from 1911 to 1920  (missing 1919)

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:38 PM

Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation Badges ranging from 1921 to 1930  (missing 1924)

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:40 PM

Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation Badges ranging from 1931 to 1940  (1935 missing ribbon)

 

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:41 PM

Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation Badges ranging from 1941 to 1950  (missing 1945)

 

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:42 PM

Military Order of the Serpent Supreme Convocation Badges ranging from 1951 to 1960  (missing 1954-1960)

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:26 AM

All I can say Is: WOW, Fantastic, Outstanding, Cool, Neat!



#62 Squidfd41

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

My Great Grandfather was a Spanish War veteran. He was also a member of the Military Order of the Serpent. He was a delegate at the 1931 Convocation.D26F381B-B32F-43D0-B169-81B7827FC484.jpeg 7C146CF4-99A0-48C0-A300-0A3162F868E3.jpeg

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

Squidfd41,

 

Thank you for sharing the image of his 26th Supreme Convocation badge.  This reunion was held in New Orleans, La, in 1931.

 

Do you have any images of your great grandfather in uniform that you could share?

 

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#64 Squidfd41

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

Hey Kevin...I don’t have any photos of my great grandfather,sure wish I did. All I have from him are his Discharge Certificate, Spanish War Medal, Certificate when he was promoted to Corporal and a few other papers.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

Hi, Mike,

 

Thanks for the reply.  If you haven't already, it would be great if you could share images of your g-grandfather's items.  I am sure they would love to see them over in 

 

U.S. Militaria Forum  → US MILITARIA DISCUSSIONS  → 18TH CENTURY-WWI US MILITARIA  → SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:45 PM

I’ll have to get it all together an post the images.


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