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The one I regret selling, so I got another

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#1 emccomas

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:26 AM

During my recent medal liquidation sale, I sold my United Daughters of the Confederacy Vietnam Conflict Cross of Military Service.

 

That is one of the few that I regret sell.  Most of you are aware that I have a soft spot for these UDC CMS medals.

 

So, another showed up on Ebay recently, and I got it (see pictures).

 

The box has an "interesting" phrase on the side of it.  Perhaps someone can help me figure out who this CMS was awarded to.

 

The phrase says "VIETNAM #1240 Adm. Bass".  Really, Admiral Bass?  Any ideas who that might be?  Was there an Admiral Bass that served during Vietnam, or is this a nickname that was used by an enlisted man after his service tour was over.

 

Thoughts?

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:36 AM

Congratulations, and glad you found another one!

The regret of selling something you wish you had kept is followed closely by the regret of "I sure wish I had bought that ________ (fill in the blank) the first time I saw it".



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:41 AM

Just a thought on the writing.  The ribbon did remind me of the a Vietnamese ribbon at first glance.  Glad you found another one.

Bob



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:15 AM

I remember seeing this medal being sold through a recent online estate liquidation auction in Virginia, the gentleman's name was Rear Admiral Thomas E. Bass III. Here is a link to his obituary: http://www.dailyprog...5019b541ef.html



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:35 AM

I think this is your guy...

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:19 AM

Congrats Ed that's awesome!



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

Many thanks guys, that was quick.  I appreciate it.

 

This one will stay with me, and I will update the CMS list as well.

 

I did sell the Philippines Insurrection CMS, and have just wrapped a up a deal for the Spanish American War CMS and an extra Korean Conflict CMS that I have.

 

I am OK with letting the PI and SpanishAM CMS medals go, but the rest I will be hanging onto.

 

I still have lost of documentation (particularly on WWI recipients) to get updated and posted.  Never enough time.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

Saw this one sell! Glad you got it! Super nice piece! 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:00 AM

NIce. The one I wish I still had was my INDIAN WARS medal, numbered. I was young and dint care about those old camping medals.But man that was a nice one, excellent condition. Ughhhhhh! Congrats on getting a new medal and a nice traceable to a high ranking man.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:03 AM

And the story gets better...

 

I purchased the Vietnam CMS for Admiral Bass off of Ebay to replace the one I regretted selling.

 

One forum member had acquired the Korean Conflict CMS for Admiral Bass, and was kind enough to sell it to me (and thank you sir).

 

And I just won the World War II CMS for Admiral Bass that was listed on Ebay.

 

All three will soon be joined together. 

 

Now it I could just locate the associated certificates.

 

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

Great reconstruction! Congrats! Bobgee



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

That is sweet.I'm happy to see you have them all together again.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:37 AM

Fantastic result!

And a interesting Award... Please tell me, is the number researchable in any way?

Regards Bjorn



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:16 AM

Hey, admiral Bass's WW2 UDC Cross just sold on ebay the other day! I kept trying to figure out where i knew the name from! Hope you got it Ed! 



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:15 AM

Hey, admiral Bass's WW2 UDC Cross just sold on ebay the other day! I kept trying to figure out where i knew the name from! Hope you got it Ed! 

 

I did get it.  All three of Admiral Bass' UDC CMS medals are together again.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:31 AM

Here is another one that I regret selling, so I got another one.  I still had the case, service ribbon, and lapel pin.  I got the medal from Ebay, thanks to another forum member.

 

I an NOT getting back into collecting medals, but there are a few that I really like.  This is one of them.

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