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#1 warpath

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

Col. Daniel Lord Baldwin, III Medals Grouping...US Army Airborne & Special Forces Vietnam...I have his Korean War and Vietnam medals and long before I owned them I had just the documents which I sold or traded at a Max show years before (never thought I'd own the medals and I couldn't buy anything from the person who had the rest of his items)...His grouping was sold piece meal to me and another collector who sold all he had to someone else...Anything related to Col. Baldwin is of interest, but if someone finds the owner of the medal documents please let me know..Generous finder's fee for successful lead. Thanks, Ed

This man was the real deal! 2 Silver Stars/6 Purple Hearts/4 Bronze Stars for Valor/5 Air Medals

Both Combat jumps with the 187th RCT in Korea...MACV-SOG Area Commander Khe Sahn during the Battle of Lang Vei

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:48 PM

Col. Daniel Lord Baldwin, III Medals Grouping...US Army Airborne & Special Forces Vietnam...I have his Korean War and Vietnam medals and long before I owned them I had just the documents which I sold or traded at a Max show years before (never thought I'd own the medals and I couldn't buy anything from the person who had the rest of his items)...His grouping was sold piece meal to me and another collector who sold all he had to someone else...Anything related to Col. Baldwin is of interest, but if someone finds the owner of the medal documents please let me know..Generous finder's fee for successful lead. Thanks, Ed

This man was the real deal! Silver Star/Distinguished Flying Cross/6 Purple Hearts/4 Bronze Stars for Valor/5 Air Medals

Both Combat jumps with the 187th RCT in Korea...MACV-SOG Area Commander Khe Sanh during the Battle of Lang Vei

Medals Ribbons

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:49 PM

Medals Ribbons

Purple Heart

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

Purple Heart reverse

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:52 PM

Silver Star reverse

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:53 PM

Silver Star 2

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:57 PM

Silver Star 2

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

DFC

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

DFC obverse

Bronze Star

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Bronze Star reverse

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

Air Medal reverse

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:03 PM

Col. Baldwin at Vietnamese Airborne Advisors' Reunion wearing his medals

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

Col. Daniel Lord Baldwin, III Medals Grouping...US Army Airborne & Special Forces Vietnam...I have his Korean War and Vietnam medals and long before I owned them I had just the documents which I sold or traded at a Max show years before (never thought I'd own the medals and I couldn't buy anything from the person who had the rest of his items)...His grouping was sold piece meal to me and another collector who sold all he had to someone else...Anything related to Col. Baldwin is of interest, but if someone finds the owner of the medal documents please let me know..Generous finder's fee for successful lead. Thanks, Ed

This man was the real deal! Silver Star/Distinguished Flying Cross/6 Purple Hearts/4 Bronze Stars for Valor/5 Air Medals

Both Combat jumps with the 187th RCT in Korea...MACV-SOG Area Commander Khe Sahn during the Battle of Lang Vei


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

Here's Baldwin's French parachute brevet (a duplicate unfortunately). I also have a document awarding him a French Indochina unit insignia, which I'm looking for.

For Ed, we can get this back together again at the Raleigh Show in january.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

thats a great grouping! those engraved medals are killer!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: the ribbon rack is also pretty awesome! :w00t:

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

I wonder what the story is regarding the DFC with "V" device. I wonder if it is a Navy award. Can that be ascertained by the engraving?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:12 AM

That is an incredible grouping. One of the best I've seen in a while.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Here is my small grouping of LtC Baldwin material.

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Tan dress shirt has all direct embroidery color insignia. Second award Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Wing with Combat Jump Star and South Vietnamese Parachute Instructor (sometimes called a HALO) Badge. Major rank and Infantry branch insignia at collars.

His South Vietnam Airborne Beret and plaque.

Loose on the uniform are his metal South Vietnamese HALO wing and a Montagnard bracelet. Lastly, in the background is the framed award certificate for the aforementioned badge. The badge was awarded in 1963 and the certificate was framed in Thailand.

Some closer shots to follow.

Edited by kriegsmodell, 05 November 2011 - 12:37 PM.



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