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Started by MTracey , May 27 2017 11:30 AM

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#1 MTracey

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hi all,

 

I am not sure I am doing this quite right, but very recently found out that a picture of my Grandfather’s (PFC Homer Tracey) World War 1 purple heart and other medals were posted on this forum (I thought these were lost lost 50 years ago).  I contacted the person who posted them and he told me they were sold several years ago (did not know the buyer).  He suggested I post a message on this forum to see if anyone can help me locate them.  I truly appreciate any help or advice on how to locate them.  You can contact me through this forum. 

 

Thank you

Mike Tracey

 

 



#2 wooley12

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

I'd suggest you also put a "Want to Buy" here

http://www.usmilitar...orum/55-wanted/

 

And ask for info here

http://www.usmilitar...-unit-research/

 

And read the threads in this section about similar situations of an owner  returning a family medal. 

 

Good Luck



#3 MTracey

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

Thank you for the help.  For some reason, I can't post to the "Want to Buy" section.  I am assuming it is because I am a new member.

 

I do have all the information I think I need, Purple Heart  edge numbered 40412, Mexican Border Service medal edge numbered 10998, New York WW1 Service medal numbered 46290, and a WW1 Victory medal with 3 campaign bars.  The person that owned them previously posted all of that information along with pictures of the medals.  I do have my Grandfather's honorable discharge, some pictures and other memorabilia from World War 1.  That is actual how I found out his medals still existed.  When I framed a picture of my Grandfather's unit at Camp Wadsworth, SC, my daughter saw it and googled his name and unit and amazingly, up came the pictures of his medals.

 

I have been reading the threads.  This is a great forum and resource.  Thank you very much.  V/R Mike



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

Posting here is free  :)  Keep posting something anywhere until you can post a WTB. Hope you read the threads I recommended so you know what you might experience. 



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:38 PM

Was this the place you saw them originally?

 

http://www.ww1collec...ey-Homer-F.html



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:41 PM

Don't know if you've seen this, either, but he is on image 108 in this pdf.

 

https://dmna.ny.gov/..._105th_1917.pdf



#7 MTracey

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:49 PM

Thank you.  Yes, that was the website I saw the purple heart on (and on this website).   Thank you for the reference to the 105th INF and Co K.  I had not seen that before.  Thanks again.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:56 AM

Mike,

 

Good luck with your hunt; hopefully it ends successfully.  Every so often you should 'bump' your want ads to ensure they don't get deleted.

 

Best,

 

Kyle




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