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#476 Adam R

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:33 PM

Here's an example of some (partial) success at reuniting a broken group. The group to Civil War Col. A. G. Tassin was broken up in a Stack's sale in 2005 where I bought the French Legion of Honor. A few years later I was able to acquire the Loyal Legion badge as well. Just recently the GAR medal in the center showed up on eBay. (Someone lost a bit of money on that medal. It sold in Stacks for $550 but I got it on eBay for only $258. Go figure...)

 

Unfortunately there's also a beautiful Army of the Cumberland badge to Tassin that's still MIA. It sold for $3200 in 2005 so even if it eventually surfaces I probably wont go after it. In the mean time I'm happy with what I have. It is possible to reunite groups with a bit of patience and luck.

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#477 Brian D

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

Still hoping to find medals, especially PH, to MSGT Basil C Thompson, Hqt Art Batt - 45th ID.

Still looking.  Robert keep your eyes open, last I knew his belongings were in Virginia Beach.



#478 Bill_Carman

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Seeking the Navy Philippine Campaign Medal "633" awarded to Surgeon Alfred G Grunwell, US Navy.  He served aboard the USS Brooklyn and USS Monocacy.



#479 CNY Militaria

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:05 PM

Perhaps a long shot, but I am seeking items such as uniforms, medals, etc. listed after each to any of the following officers. Will consider other items from them:

 

General Paul L. Freeman, Jr

General James F. Collins (Medals/Documents)

Lieutenant General John H. Hay (Medals/Documents)

Brigadier General Carl A. Baehr (Medals/Documents)

Major General Guy Denit (Medals/Documents)

Major General Earl S. Hoag (Uniform)

Major General George D. Shea (Uniform)

Major General Reuben C. Hood (Uniform)

Major General Robert W. Crawford (Uniform)

Major General Robert McClure (Uniform)

Major General James Bevans (Uniform)

Brigadier General Signey Hinds (Medals/Documents)

Brigadier General Elliot Cooke (Medals/Documents)



#480 m1903

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

Looking for Mexican Border Service Medal #13642 and Pennsylvania Border Medal #6947.

#481 Dave

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:54 AM

Looking for the Defense Logisitic Agency Medal and WW2 Army Good Conduct engraved to "Jerome J. Londinsky". Of course, I'm looking for his two Bronze Star Medals as well, but neither are named. Thanks!



#482 otter42

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just bought a WWII DFC named to a 1st LT Richard D Gillespie AC, USA. His Air Medal was just sold on e-bay in Eugene about 60 miles from me. It has identical engraving. Did anyone here purchase it, or know any info on this medal or vet, thanks Ken

#483 Normandie

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:21 AM

Hi everybody,

 

A few weeks ago I have bought a WWII Legion of Merit Medal with the certification of Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award from a fellow forum member.

 

The medal and the certification belonged to Brigadier General Kenneth F. Zitzman with a date of 31 July 1959. While browsing the internet to find some information on Kenneth F. Zitzman I have found an eBay listing with a photo of him taken at the day of ceremony when the First Oak Leaf Cluster was presented. 

 

I found it a great miracle that earlier I bought his Legion of Merit and the certification and later I found a matching photo of the presentation day showing him receiving the Oak Leaf Cluster and the document I currently preserving in my collection.

 

I instantly sent a message to the seller to inquire about the possible international shipping options explaining that I would like to reunite the photo of Brigadier General Kenneth F. Zitzman with his Legion of Merit and certification. He totally refused to send me the picture even though I tried to convince him that I would pay every cost regarding the international mailing.

 

I found this really sad as I know that I am not a US citizen but I am trying to preserve and keep together a part of history with reuniting the photo with the medal group I currently own. Is there any chance that somebody would be able to help me getting this picture? I would pay for every cost regarding the delivery.

 

Here is the link for the eBay listing: http://ebay.com/itm/...n-/362374120342

 

Any help is highly appreciated!

 

Many thanks,

Bence

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:03 AM

Looking for photos, letters, and a Purple Heart to a Ralph E Weikal, 89th Infantry Division WW1. I have his helmet.

#485 ggent001

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Looking to reunite medals to grouping of Charles TIdd USMC: Philippine Campaign Medal 277 and China Campaign Medal 168

 

Thanks!



#486 Dave

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:00 AM

Looking for the Purple Heart to Pfc. Gordon R. Hill, USMC, who was KIA on Iwo Jima, Feb 23, 1945. Thanks!



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:26 AM

Looking for the 10 & 15 yr NYS LFS medals of Daniel M. Katz. I was able to purchase his 71st regiment medal which  was sold separately but missed out on these. If anyone has any leads I would greatly appreciate it! 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

Looking for the Purple Heart named to John J. Polinsky, KIA 10/27/1944 in France.

 

Thanks,

 

-Ryan




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