Here is some info I found online:
Ruptured duck was a slang term for the Honorable Service Lapel Pin given American military service members who were discharged under honorable conditions during WWII. Other slang terms for the pin included "raped duck," etc.
The pin was awarded between September 1939 and December 1946 and was made of gilt brass, except during metal shortages during which it was made of gilt plastic. Service members who received the plastic version were later allowed to trade it in for the brass version.
Heres is some info on the medal:
(6) months; pacification campaign/operations in Luzon or Task Force "Lawin", "Isarog", "Saranay" and "Talna" and such other Task Forces for at least six months; and for service and participation from 4 July 1946 in law enforcement, military and civic-action operations in Luzon and waters immediately adjacent thereto for at least six months.
Since the Luzon Campaign ribbon was first awarded in 1946 I would not be concerned about it having both the ruptured duck & the luzon ribbon
The medal was awarded for those actions, but what was the date it was actually available. You know what I mean? Was this guy already back home sitting in his easy chair when the medal was created? If I knew it was given to him while he was still actively in the service, I would feel much better about it.
Jim & C.O. two....