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Started by ThompsonSavage , May 06 2012 06:41 AM

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#1 ThompsonSavage

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:41 AM

I know absolutely nothing about medals and decorations :unsure: Is there anything American in between? Found these in an old junk box.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:27 AM

Everything is belgian except the bar on the top who is US.

I recognize the WWII European-African-Middle Eastern campaign medal and the Germany occupation medal but what is the blue ribbon with the star ?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:40 AM

Don't forget the American Defense Service Ribbon in the middle of the picture second row to the right.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

Don't forget the American Defense Service Ribbon in the middle of the picture second row to the right.


You're right, I didn't pay attention. It's combined with a British 39-45 star, strange ?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

1 : 1st class military long service award

2 : ?, US EAME campaign and service medal, US Germany occupation medal

3 : Order of Leopold II, WWII war cross

4: UK 39-45 Star, US American defense medal

5: WWII commemorative medal, WWII war cross, Order of Leopold II
Order of Leopold II, WWII war cross, Resistance medal, WWII Commemorative medal, Political prisoner cross

6 : Order of Leopold II, gold medal (?)

7 : Order of the Crown, gold palms

8 : WWII commemorative medal

The star is certainly a rank insignia

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

Looks like a United Nations Korean War Service ribbon bottom center right end?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

I hate to ask this question, but what is the value of these bars?


How is the combination of number 4 possible: served in armed forces of both countries?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

Looks like a United Nations Korean War Service ribbon bottom center right end?


Looks more like this one, match with the rest of the bar :

political prisoner cross

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

Looks more like this one, match with the rest of the bar :

political prisoner cross

It does indeed!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

i have a similar star, anybody know what that is?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

It appears that there is a bit of cloth behind the star, is it part of a backing material of some kind?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

It appears that there is a bit of cloth behind the star, is it part of a backing material of some kind?



It is some kind of thin, green cloth-like material, quite fragile. Kinda reminds me of the combat leadership tabs. Is that star even US?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

It is some kind of thin, green cloth-like material, quite fragile. Kinda reminds me of the combat leadership tabs. Is that star even US?

It looks like an old Girl Scout membership star. The green disc is used by Brownies.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

It is some kind of thin, green cloth-like material, quite fragile. Kinda reminds me of the combat leadership tabs. Is that star even US?


Since these items have been identified as mostly Belgian,this 6 pointed star is I believe a remnant of a Belgian Army officers collar rank badge, the Green was color of several units, Chasseurs a Pied, Chasseurs De Ardennes, Carabiniers, and the Pharmacy Department.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

That sounds very plausible patches

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:01 AM

Agree with patches, no doubt that's a belgian rank insignia.

Take a look at the collar tabs on this uniform :

Belgium officer uniform

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

Tom,

Your father would have been awarded some of the above back when he was an NCO...

I was actually awarded 1, 6 and 7...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

I will ask next time I see him.

Anyone have any idea on the left one of number 2 and how the combination on number 4 works?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

The dark blue ribbon with the star is the Nicaraguan Presidential Medal of Merit.

It was awarded to Chesty Puller, you can see it in pictures of his ribbon rack.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:18 AM

The blue ribbon with a star could be for an Italian medal of Military valor too, that would match with the EAME campaign medal.


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