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The one I regret selling, so I got another

Started by emccomas , Jul 17 2017 05:26 AM

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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.





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#2 Sgt. BARney

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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.


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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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