25 cents being the highest denomination.
Views of my favorite room
Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:54 AM
Here's a great group that came with the Colonel's in-country embroidered jungle fatigues, and his award certificates.
Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:56 AM
COL Fletcher, CO of the 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1954-1956. A lot of documentation with this one, too.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:03 AM
M1902 Cavalry Field Grade Officer's Visor. The bullion work on this is simply spectacular.
Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:12 AM
Staff Sergeant Peter Miskow, Company F, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He was the victim of friendly fire in the vicinity of Hebecrevon, in an incident very similar to that which killed General Leslie McNair. He now rests in eternal peace In Beaver Falls, PA.
Rest in Peace soldier, you are not forgotten.
Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:29 AM
Small display of my grandfather's items from the war. He was assigned to HQ, V Amphibious Corps in the Pacific. An engineer, his unit earned the Unit Commendation for constructing the airfield on Iwo Jima under fire. He served Occupation Duty in both Japan and China.
Notice the Good Conduct Medal. He originally joined the Army in 1942. After a few weeks, he was discharged because of a hernia. Having gotten that corrective surgery, he joined the Marines. Years ago, when I requested his Army records, they sent me a GCM, engraved with his name.
Posted 24 August 2018 - 02:07 AM
The Presidential Citizens Medal
This award is bestowed by the President of the US and is the second highest civilian award, after the Presidential medal of Freedom. Established by Executive Order on 13NOV1969 by President Richard Nixon, it recognizes an individual "who has performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens." Only US citizens are eligible for the medal, which may be awarded posthumously.
Notable recipients include: Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali, William F. Buckley, Jr., General (RET) Wayne Downing, and General (RET) Colin Powell.
Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:14 AM
Here's a small display I created for the upcoming trip to France for the WWI Centennial. This is for the 113th Field Artillery Regiment. Originally, the First NC Field Artillery, it was formed entirely from North Carolinians, and in only a matter of a few months. It was assigned to the 55th Field Artillery Brigade under the 30th Division. Once the Division landed overseas, the 55th Field Artillery Brigade was detached from the Division to go to the US Army FA school in Coetquidan. Once that training was completed, it never returned to the 30th Division until after the armistice.
This represents the 113th Field Artillery's service during the First World War, and all the units (except Corps level) that it supported.
Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:42 AM
Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:01 AM
My cadillacs. These are the gunner's cadillacs off an M-60 tank. Ever wonder why they're called "cadillacs?" They were manufactured by the Cadillac Gage Company. These are basically the same as those used on today's M1 Abrams tanks, with only very minor variation. There's no other feeling in the world like using those to acquire a target, lazing it to get the range, getting the fire command, yelling "on the way" and squeezing the trigger, feeling the big bullet fire, and watching your target disappear into vapors.
Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:41 AM
Posted 30 August 2018 - 01:24 AM
This medal was awarded on 2JUN1937 for wounds received on 11OCT1918. He served in Company C, 127th infantry Regiment, 32nd Division. Hometown of Clackamas, OR.
Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:47 AM
Just about every branch of the army has a patron saint, and just about each one has an Order named after that Saint. For Armor, it is Saint George. Shown here is the US Cavalry and Armor Association's Honorable Order of Saint George. Awarded to me last year.
Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:50 AM
Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:11 AM
This medal I have not been able to gather much information on. While it says US Artillery, the symbolism is clearly more Coast Artillery. I have a similar medal for the Signal Corps that is dated 1898-1899, so I suspect this one is also post-Spanish American War.
Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:13 AM
And this is the companion medal, for the US Veteran Signal Corp Association, definitely immediate post-SpanAm period.
Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:05 AM
Here's one to a Tanker that escaped Bataan, only to be captured on Corregidor, survive a Hellship, and finally repatriated at the end of the war. He was also a race car driver. Very interesting life, and an incredible man.
Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:40 AM
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