Mexican border service and WWI victory ribbon bar
Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:37 PM
Thanks for the help
Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:45 AM
my guess on stars is just two different sizes used on error. Most likely this is a US Army bar, you see this combo often with them
Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:14 AM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:32 AM
The Mexican Border Medal usually went to National Guard soldiers. Unlikely this guy was a Marine. Of course, anything is possible (e.g., left the National Guard and joined the Marines) , but the odds are against it.
Agree with Kurt. I traced a similar combination. Soldier got the Mexican Border Service as a PVT in the VA Natl Guard. He later served as a Regular Army Artillery Officer in France, WWI.
I also agree about the difference in the stars. My observations show that veterans used what was at hand. Often they were unaware of regulations. In my experience, very few soldiers actually read regulations. Rather, information passes by custom or word of mouth.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:35 AM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:43 AM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:36 PM
here is an example of a USMC ribbon bar with a silver star citation on his victory medal... top ribbon
Edited by Brig, 03 January 2009 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:29 AM
The ribbon bar is most likely Brit made, given the triangle on the pin. The size of the stars in a lot of cases depended on what was at hand, or, a star could of been added at a later date. A lot of the time, the silver wash comes off the star. I have a Victory Medal with a silver star on it that the only silver remaining is in the recesses of the star.
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