RE: >>> Please See Post Below;
Hello Gent's, I'm attempting to establish a 'ballpark ' value on what appears to be an extremely uncommon decoration. This is a piece Group that recently posted about here on the USMF.
It's named to Captain Julius B. RAMM, of Newton Center, Massachusetts. He began his U.S. Military service with 2 tours in the Philippines with the 21st Infantry Regiment, & finished during WW1 with the 310th Guard & Fire Company. Throughout his life was totally dedicated to Veteran's affairs, & was an early member of the American Legion. His 1939 OBITUARY states that he served in the U.S. Balloon Corps during WW1, but I've yet to confirm that fact. I'm certain there's additional medals of his 'out there's somewhere, but my Group only consists of the following medals; 1) American Legion, 'Distinguished Service Medal' officially named on Reverse to: No. 2, 1932, Julius B. Ramm, Chairman, Mem. Bldg. Comm.' ( END ) 2) 'Military Order of the World War ', mk'd 177 on Reverse, very early issue. 3) U.S. WW1 'Victory Medal', w/o clasp, probably indicating he served in CONUS during thev war. ( END of Group ) From what I've been able to learn, the Legion D.S.M. is an extremely uncommon decoration. If you check their online recipient list, you'll see that it reads like a who's who. I'm the early 1930's when Ramm's was awarded, the Legion appears to have presented their FAN's at the state & local levels, not national as became the last policy. ( This all comes from the Legion Historian / librarian. ) I purchased this some years ago, as I thought Ramm was from Rhode Island. Well, I was wrong, he's from Mass. So, it must go, although I'd like to solicit some advice as to it's value ? Soooo, ANY advice, input, & or comments will be deeply appreciated. If anyone here is interested in it, please let me know & we'll talk. THANKS
P.S.: Here's the LINK to my previous USMF Post;
Edited by Dom Pastore Jr., 27 February 2019 - 08:11 AM.