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#426 arclight

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

WOW! Nice collection.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:31 AM

Here's my General and State Staff Badges, and newly acquired prototype GS badge.

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:33 AM

Typhus Commission Commendation Medal, displayed in a "float frame."

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:34 AM

Soochow Creek.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:54 AM

These are a few "Old Corps" items from before my time at The Citadel.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

Some of my Presidential and Vice Presidential service badges. These things are pretty heavy, but if you're wearing ASU's with your medals, this would help balance the weight on the coat.

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:45 AM

Silver Star to a Liberty Division soldier in the Pacific. Unfortunately, someone attempted to deface the engraving on the reverse of the medal. The Silver Star is numbered 53830.

 

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

Admiral Rittenhouse, 1924 US Naval Academy graduate.

 

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:50 AM

Rim-engraved Minuteman Medal.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:53 AM

A couple of my WWII Navy/USMC medals (not engraved)

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

A few Korean War objects.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

One of my favorite miniature medals, The Brevet Medal.

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

One of my favorites, the very first medal issued by the North Carolina National Guard, with it's original box and the recipient's information hand written on the inside of the box top.

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:45 AM

Here's a little detail on the medal:

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:46 AM

and, a closer look at the medal:

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

One last thing. It's not technically militaria, but super cool nonetheless. When my grandparents passed, it came down to me to clean out the house. They were pack rats, to say the least. I found some really cool things, and alot that should have just been thrown away long ago. When going thru their attic, I found some things like an original Gone With the Wind movie poster, but it was all eaten up by squirrels, so basically worthless. I did find this...an inaguration invitation to my great grandparents for Eisenhower's Presidential inaguration. I could not believe my good fortune! I's a beautifully printed document!

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Dear Arclight:

I am a new member, browsing the forum today and saw your post - above.  

I had the privilege of knowing your grandfather.  He was a valued member of the Fairfax (Virginia) Lions Club, for many years.  I believe Ev had been on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and had served as the US Ambassador to New Guinea in the 1980's.  He always comported himself with dignity and respect, a great American!  I am happy you have a few wonderful items to remember his life.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:52 PM

 
Dear Arclight:
I am a new member, browsing the forum today and saw your post - above.  
I had the privilege of knowing your grandfather.  He was a valued member of the Fairfax (Virginia) Lions Club, for many years.  I believe Ev had been on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and had served as the US Ambassador to New Guinea in the 1980's.  He always comported himself with dignity and respect, a great American!  I am happy you have a few wonderful items to remember his life.
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I appreciate your kind comments, but I am afraid you may have Everette confused with someone else. He passed in the sixties before I was born. I only know him through others recollections and his enduring reputation.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:20 AM

Time to show an updated pic of my small collection of aide de camp devices

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

A recent addition, The Perry Polar Expedition Medal.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:04 AM

and the reverse:

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:05 AM

And a couple of WWI trench art pieces:

 

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