WW2 Era Ribbon ID
Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:54 AM
2 pics of the back
Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:19 PM
I have no idea. Do you know if he was part of any organizations like the VFW, American Legion, ROTC, local police / fire dept, etc???
ADMIN is right, we need more clues. What was your grandfather's branch of service? (Army, Navy, etc, etc.) What state did he live in at that time? What are the other ribbons? These things might help narrow things down. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:03 PM
2. American Campaign
If there's other questions I can answer to help clue someone in, let me know. I think I've looked under every rock but I keep coming up empty.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:27 AM
Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:33 AM
That ribbon was used as the old style Civil Air Patrol Cadet recruiting ribbon. It was replaced by a newer design in the 1980's. I think too that this ribbon may have seen duty elsewhere as maybe a state award of some type.
I agree, definately a late ribbon and not WWII. The clutchbacks and the general look post-dates WWII by quite a bit. As Lee mentions, any chance he was with CAP at one point?
Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:10 PM
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