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#1 JDK

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

I have a group of items to a Captain Flight Surgeon that flew with
the 1st Artic Search and Rescue Squadron. This medal was in the
group. Could someone please give me some info on it, and a rough
value if there is any.
Thanks alot,




#2 Oldcop

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:14 PM

Found this on line. Couldn't locate anything on Gannon during my brief search. Hope this helps. Dave

The Military Order is a patriotic nonpartisan organization, which holds that it is “nobler to serve than to be served.” The Order was established in 1919 to promote the welfare of our Nation. Because it clearly is not a self-seeking organization, the Order is widely respected and listened to, throughout all branches of the Government and across the Country.

The Order provides an opportunity for Officers of all of the Federal Uniformed Services to unite in a strong program to promote National Security, Patriotism, Good Citizenship and Service to Country.

The Order is comprised of over 133 Chapters across the nation. In acknowledgment of the local Chapter as the focal point for the work of the Order, the role of the elected staff and National Headquarters is one of support to the Chapters. The Chapters hold regular meetings to hear important speakers on all issues, especially National Security and to plan and implement programs in support of the Order’s Preamble.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for the info. I was guessing it was something set up by a veterans organization.
I did find that they issued them in Gold and Silver variants. Not sure what the qualifications
were for one or the other.

I'm going to be selling the items soon. I know that his uniform was sold on Ebay not too long
ago. If the buyer is a member here, send me a PM.

The group consists of 8 different medical field manuals, a wartime studio shot of him wearing
the uniform, 20 letters home from his station with the 1st Artic Search and rescue squadron,
the medal, and his leather Captains ranks from his flight jacket.
His name was William Gannon. Captain Flight Surgeon.


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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

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