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#1 4STARCHRIS

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:24 PM

I am going to try a little something different here. Please give me your input. I see alot of people are out of the USA and do not get a chance to see some of the great uniforms and medal groupings that this country has to offer. This country meaning our great HEROES. Then again, after 911 it will be hard even for us Americans to get into these museums too see these items. If you like I will continue showing more great heroe medal groups, uniforms etc.
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These are the only set of mini's I have ever seen of LTG Puller. They are located at the VMI museum in Virginia. These are original.
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:28 PM

A close up of the first row.

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Navy Cross Medal with 4 gold Stars
Army Distinguished Service Cross Medal
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit Medal with Gold Star and "V" device
Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars
Purple Heart Medal

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

LTG Puller Second row Close up.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:39 PM

Puller Third row close up.

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Asiatic-pacific Medal with 3 bronze stars
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Medal
Korean Service Medal with Silver star
United Nation Medal
Nicaragua Medal of Merit-RARE
Nicaragua Cross of Valour- Rare
Haitian Service

Please let me know what you guys think. Would you like to see others?
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:11 AM

Looks like he had these mounted or remounted around 1953, The UN Korea was late being issues until 1954, I think he was CG at MCRD San Diego at the time and probably attended a few social functions.

The last 3 are very rare as full size

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 04:29 PM

Looks like he had these mounted or remounted around 1953, The UN Korea was late being issues until 1954, I think he was CG at MCRD San Diego at the time and probably attended a few social functions.

The last 3 are very rare as full size

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Thanks for the reply Bill. Here are a few other hard to find USMC Haitian medals.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

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Here is a close up of the last three minis of LTG Puller.
Nicaragua Medal of Merit with Diploma
Nicaragua Cross of Valour
Haitian Medaille Militaire

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:39 AM

and that doesn't include his ribbons that don't rate medals...

OORAH, Chesty, OORAH

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:06 PM

Does anyone know if CHesty medals are on display anywhere, or maybe a uniform of his? Where is all of this great soldier thing located?
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

Does anyone know if CHesty medals are on display anywhere, or maybe a uniform of his? Where is all of this great soldier thing located?
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You call that man "Soldier" again, sir, and I'll come find you and give you a whoopin! haha

CHESTY PULLER was a friggin' MARINE! :lol:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:41 PM

You call that man "Soldier" again, sir, and I'll come find you and give you a whoopin! haha

CHESTY PULLER was a friggin' MARINE! :lol:


MY BAD! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif What do you expect from a Army guy. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:32 PM

Does anyone know if CHesty medals are on display anywhere, or maybe a uniform of his? Where is all of this great soldier thing located?
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The VMI museum. Their website says that the exhibit should open in 2009, but doesn't give a more precise date.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:27 AM

The VMI museum. Their website says that the exhibit should open in 2009, but doesn't give a more precise date.

Thanks I will have to check out the VMI museum website. That is where his minis are I know for sure.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:54 AM

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Thanks for the reply Bill. Here are a few other hard to find USMC Haitian medals.
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Are one of these pictured the Haitian Distinguished Service Medal that was issued to several Marines who served in Haiti?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:33 AM

Are one of these pictured the Haitian Distinguished Service Medal that was issued to several Marines who served in Haiti?


THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE IS THE DSM. HOWEVER, IT HAS A DIFFERENT RIBBON. THIS IS THE SECOND ADDITION. THE FIRST TYPE IS MUCH DIFFERENT. IF I CAN BE OF FURTHER HELP LET ME KNOW.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:58 PM

THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE IS THE DSM. HOWEVER, IT HAS A DIFFERENT RIBBON. THIS IS THE SECOND ADDITION. THE FIRST TYPE IS MUCH DIFFERENT. IF I CAN BE OF FURTHER HELP LET ME KNOW.
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Thanks Chris. Reason I ask is that I have a uniform that belonged to a Marine who served from late WW-I through the end of the Korean War. His ribbon rack is not in good shape and the bottom row is missing completely. I want to recreate his ribbon rack for display with the uniform with period ribbons. I have ribbons for everything except the Haitian DSM. I have had no luck whatsoever finding any info on the what the ribbon looked like or where to get a segment for the ribbon rack.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:48 PM

Thanks Chris. Reason I ask is that I have a uniform that belonged to a Marine who served from late WW-I through the end of the Korean War. His ribbon rack is not in good shape and the bottom row is missing completely. I want to recreate his ribbon rack for display with the uniform with period ribbons. I have ribbons for everything except the Haitian DSM. I have had no luck whatsoever finding any info on the what the ribbon looked like or where to get a segment for the ribbon rack.

I'll post a pic of an original Haitian, 1st typr ribbon so that you can see it.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:03 PM

I'll post a pic of an original Haitian, 1st typr ribbon so that you can see it.
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Thanks. I would appreciate that very much. Until I see what it looks like I can't even begin to hunt for one :unsure:

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:49 PM

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Here is the Haitian Distinguished Service Medal 1st style. This is very hard to find. It took me 20 years to find the six inches I have.
Thanks for looking.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:35 PM

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Here is the Haitian Distinguished Service Medal 1st style. This is very hard to find. It took me 20 years to find the six inches I have.
Thanks for looking.
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Thank you for the photo. It will be most helpful. Are the edges actually yellowish gold in color or were they white that has yellowed over time?


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