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#1 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:44 PM

Really hit one out of the park with this acquisition. Group to a Col and regimental commander of the 10th Inf Regt of the 5th Inf Div. Started in NY with Mex Border service, on to WWI as an officer and finished as commander of the 10th Inf Regt in WWII. Died in 1950 and is buried at Arlington. Col Robert P. Bell. Several foreign decorations, UK DSO, French LoH, C dG and others. I'll let pics tell the tale.

 

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#2 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:45 PM

More pics.

 

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#3 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:46 PM

More.

 

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#4 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

More.

 

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#5 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:48 PM

More.

 

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#6 gunnertwo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:49 PM

This last one I'm trying to identify, any help is appreciated. Thanks.

 

Many thanks to Kurt for help in the initial identification.

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:33 PM

Czechoslovakian war cross



This last one I'm trying to identify, any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 
Many thanks to Kurt for help in the initial identification.
 
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:01 AM

Sorry forgot the years on the end

Czechoslovakian war cross 1939-1945




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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:30 AM

I own all of Bell's award documents and other paper from WWI until the end of his career. He was also awarded the Order of the Red Star by the Soviet Union...I sent you a pm

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:30 AM

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:31 AM

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:31 AM

Here is the doc for the Czech award

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:55 AM

Nice group! I see a General Star in there; Did he get promoted beyond Colonel?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:06 AM

Super nice group. Especially the Czech medal and certificate.


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#15 dskjl

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:48 AM

Nice group and if the two of you can get the paper together with the medals you will really have something there.  Well done!



#16 Frank_Smith

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:37 AM

Nice group Greg!  Congratulations. 



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:41 AM

WOW! I hope you and Andy can make a deal on the paperwork.  

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:54 AM

Wonderful group! I also hope you can make a deal on the paperwork. At the very least I hope you can get hi-rez scans of the paper.

Dick



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:01 AM

That would be so wonderful to put that group back together.  i guess it comes down to who wants it most.



#20 gunnertwo

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

Well, interesting turn of events. I appreciate the ID of the War Cross, thanks. Andy, received your PM, will respond shortly. There are two generals stars (made by Gaunt of London), but he wasn’t a GO, I tend to think he was on the promotion list when he died. Andy could probably confirm that his death was unexpected. His grave at Arlington shows him as Col and 10th Inf Rgt commander. Thanks again to all for your comments.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

This is one of my favorites in the group...

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:01 PM

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#23 gunnertwo

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

That is exceptional. Thanks for the post.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

Here is one of the SSM docs...it is a massive file, with all of the GOs (CIB etc) and the transmittal documents for the citations

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:51 PM

LOM

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