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#1 Brig

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

Won this recently on eBay...the Good Cookie ribbon is a bit ragged where the rifle suspension pulled for decades, but I straightened it out. What is interesting is the catch on the mini-medals, more consistent with WWII than WWI but the medals are without a doubt early. Also, check out the ribbons on the bar, the stripes are seperate construction! Anyone know anything about the practice of ribbons being multi-pieces instead of the typical one? A beautiful set, pre-1921 when numerals were replaced by service stars. And the ribbon bar is in complete opposite order, and the medal bar is mixed too. Awesome set I'm proud to own.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

here they are after I fixed the GC

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

Nice set.......the old medals and ribbons were so much classier. I remember when I got my Good Conduct Medal, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and they passed them out like they were packages of M & M's.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

Nice set.......the old medals and ribbons were so much classier. I remember when I got my Good Conduct Medal, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and they passed them out like they were packages of M & M's.

my Good Conduct was clipped to my pocket flap using a paper clamp...the anodized ones seem so tacky

Edited by Brig, 17 January 2009 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:05 AM

These really are "classic" - timeless. So happy to see they ended up in a good home...!

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:12 AM

VERY nice. Back in 84 I got my first "Good cookie", complete with it's issue box, and citation in my squadron mailbox.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:50 AM

Very nice group http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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