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#1 CNY Militaria

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 10:29 AM

Does anyone recognize the ribbon on the bottom right? I have seen it before but cannot remember what it is. Thanks!

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:42 AM

It appears to be the WW1 French Verdun Medal.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:12 PM

Thanks, thats what it looks to be. I wonder why it would be on a 7th AD Ike jacket...I wonder if it was mistaken for something else.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:37 PM

Here is the rest of the uniform, a first army sized patch used to be on the left shoulder. Any thoughts on why the Verdun ribbon would be on here?

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:42 AM

The Verdun Medal was "awarded" to an individual for a contribution to the rebuilding on the city and area. I've seen award documents well into the 1930s to Americans, so it's not inconceivable that the Ike's owner put a few francs in the box when the division went through Verdun in August '44.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:02 AM

That makes sense! Thanks for the explanation!
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