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#1 268th C.A.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:18 AM

Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal.  The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

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Edited by 268th C.A., 13 September 2016 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:09 PM

I have one like that and it didn't have a ribbon with it either.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:28 AM

Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal.  The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

 

   Here is a little history about the building found on your medal.

 

  The Takarazuka Theater, at Yurakucho built in 1934, was requisitioned by Occupation forces from 1945-1952 for use as a movie and stage theater for Allied military personnel. During this time, it was named the "Ernie Pyle" theater, after the beloved American journalist killed in 1945 during the Iwo Jima campaign. The Takarazuka theater was demolished in 1998.   

 

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:34 AM

Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal.  The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

 

  Here are a couple of pictures, front and back of medals with ribbons. Note that the date is different on the medals, and the shape was different too. So I would guess that they were a Souvenir item that our troops could purchase, but just my guess.

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#5 268th C.A.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 04:02 AM

Hello Thanks for sharing your photo's! Regards David

interesting to also note the different dates on the medals.............


Edited by 268th C.A., 03 November 2016 - 04:03 AM.


#6 1SG_1st_Cav

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:33 AM

Very nice medals. I've never seen them before. Thanks for sharing.




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