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#26 manayunkman

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:53 PM

The picture is blurry to my eyes but I do see Greek letters.

#27 Vpep

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:56 AM

Sorry about tha blurring. I’ll try to take a better photo. But yes they seem to be Greek.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:46 AM

Nice grouping, I like the picture of the general receiving the Ulchi very much. Any other papers of why he did receive this medal? And a picture of the back of the Korean merit medal?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:27 AM

There was no other documentation about his awards unfortunately. As soon as I get home I will post a picture of the back of that medal. His granddaughter related a story to me about how his promotion to General was so sudden, they couldn’t get their hands on stars for the ceremony and were trying to make them out of tin foil. In the end, he ended up borrowing an extra pair from a friend.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:00 AM

Hi Vpep,

 

Have you had the chance of taking a picture from the back of the Korean Ulchi medal? I would really be interrested in the number.

 

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#31 Allan H.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 08:08 AM

The medallion with the neck change is for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (aka SAE or "Sig Eps") but as West Point has never had fraternal organizations, I would assume that it may be from his evident membership as a post-graduate student.

 

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 05:59 PM

Allan,

thanks for the information, now I have a place to start to see how and if this item is connected to the General.  Sampo, here is the back of the medal, sorry for the delay.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:17 PM

Hi Vpep,

 

Thanks for the picture, one question is it number 1858 or 1868, it is a bit hard to tell.

Kind regards

Sampo

 

PS: great medal, and find!



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:16 AM

1858

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

Hi Vpep,

 

Great thanks!



#36 amberg1853

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 05:37 AM

That is an awesome group.  Sometimes things just fall out of the sky....look for one and you're 25 years in the desert with no luck.  Good job! 




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