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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:31 PM

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This one is my favorite! I've shown it before, but after having seen some of the forum's members displays, I wanted to put some appropriate backing cloth to make it look better. What do you guys think?
These were for PFC Edward R. Turner, from Campbell's Creek, West Virginia. NPRC told me the following:
"served with 15th Machine Gun Battalion during WWI in France, served from April 24, 1918 until June 30, 1919. He was gassed on the evening of the 17th of October and on the 18th of October, 1918 in the Argonne Forest, and was sent to the hospital (#27 at Angers, hospital train #54 on the 20th of October 1918).

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:34 PM

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Here's another look at Turner's PH. Gotta love that engraving! It is numbered, but I'm lazy, so I didn't pull it out to get the number for this post.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

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This is another one I re-did the backing on because I was inspired by some of your displays y'all posted. I also added his 40th ID patch I though I had lost when I moved awhile back. Sadly, NPRC can provide basically no info on SFC John J. Black, and they gave me some conflicting info, too. Example: they say he was only a corporal, but I have his SFC stripes, and his Korean War era nametag with his rank on it. Oh, well.
One of the sets of dog tags seems to have belonged to his "significant other," which I thought was pretty cool!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

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I need some help with this one. I bought it, thinking it was a "Widow's Cross." But the more I think about it, the more doubtful I become. Your thoughts? I'll post some more pics to give you a better look (hopefully they are better)

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

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The brooch looks darker in person, but it's not completely dark as I had imagined an oxidized one should be.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

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yet another shot.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:49 PM

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last pic of the Cross.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

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just got this in the mail today. I bought a WWII Vic in the box super cheap, and the seller threw in a couple extra ribbons. I have not seen this type of OLC before and wondered if anyone might be able to offer up a clue as to where it could have been made?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:54 PM

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maybe this pic is a little better. The top ribbon appears to be an RVN Gallantry Cross, and looks as if it actually had a frame at some point. Thoughts?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:04 AM



Here's a grouping I found at a flea market in Charleston back when I was a cadet at that bastion of leadership and knowledge, The Citadel. Sadly, it is unnamed :(


That is a beautiful custom valor rack...!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:22 PM

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this is my next framing project. The flag is silk, and the bunting seems to have been cut off. Why would someone do that?? Still looks good to me, though.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

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numbered Marine Corps GC. The number on the box matches that of the medals' rim. Unnamed, though.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:25 PM

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not the best pic, but this is the Marine GCM rim #

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:26 PM

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Air Medal certificate to a Vietnam vet. It was issued in the 80's. All efforts to research this man have turned up nothing. If anyone has any leads, I'ld be grateful!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

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Korean War vet's ArCom certificate. I've sent in to the NPRC four different times in two years, and never received any response. I know they can take awhile to get back, but this has become rediculous. Anyone provide info on this soldier? Next post is close up.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:32 PM

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and the close-up of name and dates for the ArCom. If anyone can help with info, I would appreciate it!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

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This is my most favorite PH, ever! Got this last year at the Raleigh Militaria show from the guy at Tarbridge (I'm sorry, I cannot recall the dealers' name, but he always has the most incredible stuff!). Anyway, This sailor was killed in the Kamikaze attack on the USS Cabot. The patch is a repro. NPRC sent me the most incredible (and thick!) file on this sailor, with a picture of him, too! Just haven't figured out a good way to display this one.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:39 PM

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here's a look at the incredible engraving job they did. The Navy and the Marines certainly did do such a better job with this than the Army did.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:44 PM

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Sampson Medal (aka West Indies). I obtained this one last summer from "RFC" on ebay -he was the guy selling the "last great collection." Did anyone ever find out who that could have been??

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

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here's the reverse/ Santiago de Cuba. Rim is unnamed, which explains how I was able to afford this one. I love it, as I do all campaign medals, but this one especially. I know that there are many fakes out there, so I was hoping I could get some opinions from y'all.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

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Here's a small group of random POW stuff. I have a soft spot in my heart for our POW's. I guess it stems from my feeling like a POW myself, having been in military school since the 7th grade straight thru college.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:51 PM

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closer view of the picture of recently freed US WWII POW's.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:53 PM

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this is the reverse of the POW picture with the official caption. Sorry if it's not clear; I'm still learning to use my new camera.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:55 PM

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North Korean propaganda! Neat little booklet about how well our captured soldiers were treated by those beasts. Inside was a slip of paper telling the owner they could obtain more at an address in Czechoslovakia, of all places.


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