I am a college student studying military history at ASU, and I have been collecting militaria for around 10 years on and off. While I mainly focus on collecting US medal groups from World War I and II, I have some militaria from multiple countries and conflicts. I have been around antiques all my life, mostly family heirlooms from the Civil War and older, with the oldest item being a Edinburgh bible dated 1798 that was brought by my mother's family over from Scotland. My family also has a long military history, which I have traced back to Roebuck's Regiment of the Spartan County Militia in South Carolina during the Revolution. Since my career and only hobby pretty much go hand in hand, I spend most of my time doing something military history related and I would not have it any other way! I didn't know this forum existed until recently, and I knew I had to join when I read about it! Looking forward to spending time on here.
Hello from Phoenix!
Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:09 PM
Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:13 PM
Would it be possible to view your US medal groupings? Jack
Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:34 PM
Welcome to the Forum!! There is a lot to learn here on this site. Hope you can share some of your groupings here on the Forum.
Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:51 PM
Welcome to the forum, always good to see a fellow Arizonan!
Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:00 PM
I would be glad to show one of my most recently acquired groupings, awarded to Col. Lawrence Mallory Stickney from Wheeler, Steuben County, New York. The Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal are all engraved with his name. His colonel insignia, miniature medals, ribbon bars, and wings are also in good condition. There are also two RVN decorations, the Air Service Medal, and the Air Force Distinguished Service Order. Col. Stickney was originally a bombardier on a B-25 in the China-India-Burma Theatre, where he was shot down and captured by Japanese forces. He later escaped captivity, and returned to flight school in order to become a fighter pilot. Col. Stickney was shot down twice more in his career, once in the Korean Conflict, and once more in the Vietnam War, managing to land behind friendly lines both times. Through all of this, he was never wounded! Col. Stickney also flew in the Berlin Airlift, as denoted by the Berlin Airlift device on his miniature Humane Action Medal. He also served in England and Italy, and he was chief of the Air Force Advisory group in Ethiopia when he retired in 1975. Col. Stickney died of cancer in 1992 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and was buried in section 35, gravesite 3127 of Arlington National Cemetery. Unfortunately, when I bought this grouping, his campaign medals were not included. The information I have is obtained from his obituary, which can be found with a quick google search. I really wish I knew what units he was a part of. The seller stated that this grouping was sold to him by Col. Stickney's widow, retired RADM Mariann Stratton, former Chief of the Naval Nurse Corps, and that she could not provide any documentation or information regarding her husband's service.
Edited by TheArmorist, 07 March 2019 - 01:01 PM.
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