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Reuniting Broken Medal Groups

Started by Jim Baker , Jun 27 2009 10:27 AM

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#41 patrick45

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:01 PM

Seeking my Grandfathers, Purple Heart and Silver Star. Awarded To Capt. Edward F. Claffey, Connecticut. WWII
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Please contact me with any information. Or "anything" else that may be 'out there'
Thank you.

Edited by patrick45, 21 February 2010 - 12:03 PM.


#42 Kman1752

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:53 PM

Looking for anything relating to Bruce D. Mckown. I know a trunk with his name, two named medals and some uniforms and papers were sold on here a few months ago. He was from Madison, WI. and was KIA in Korea. I live just south of Madison, WI and recently came across a uniform belonging to Mckown and would love to add any other items of his (like the Pruple Heart and Bronze Star medal) to my collection. If you purchased these items form MWalsh and would consider parting with some or all of the items, please let me know. Thanks, Keith

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:21 AM

Long shot on these but here goes.

Bronze Star for Hollis Phelps or any associated documents.

Also

Bronze Star and Purple Heart to Pfc. Charles J Brinkman, USMC. KIA 3-4-1945 Iwo Jima.

Any medals, documents or other items related to these two men are wanted. Thanks , Chris Phelps.

#44 Dom Pastore Jr.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:55 AM

Hello Guy's, I guess I'll add some of my stuff to the list. If anyone has ANY information regarding the following medals, PLEASE contact me at: dpast32@aol.com. My primary interest here is to reunite these missing medals with their respective groups, but I will also consider parting with some of them to a fellow collector who happens to possess a greater portion of the group than I do. THANK YOU


Date: 03/01/2010



1) WW2 PURPLE HEART MEDAL to: MAURICE A. VENNE

2) WW2 AIR MEDAL to: CHESTER L. MILLARD

3) PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL, No. 19278 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

4) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 7407 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

5) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 10920 ( Awarded to: SAMSON ALMY )

6) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 433 ( Awarded to: HANS C. OWEN )

7) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 3225 ( Awarded to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD )

8) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1884 - 1891 to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

9) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA & NATL. GUARD MARKSMANSHIP MEDALS to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:28 PM

Hello Guy's, I guess I'll add some of my stuff to the list. If anyone has ANY information regarding the following medals, PLEASE contact me at: dpast32@aol.com. My primary interest here is to reunite these missing medals with their respective groups, but I will also consider parting with some of them to a fellow collector who happens to possess a greater portion of the group than I do. THANK YOU
Date: 03/01/2010

7) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 3225 ( Awarded to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD )

8) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1884 - 1891 to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

9) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA & NATL. GUARD MARKSMANSHIP MEDALS to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD


I just sold Lt. Col. Ledward's SWSM #3225 on this forum about two months ago. I'll check my records and get back to you.

Edited by FrankEaton01, 07 March 2010 - 01:31 PM.


#46 Brian D

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:55 PM

Anything related to 2 WWII vets:

SSgt Raymond Dentino
325th GIR-82nd AB
KIA 9/29/44 Reichwald, Holland--Market-Garden

MSgt. Basil Thompson
HQ FA 45th ID
KIA 11/1943 Naples, Italy

Thanks all!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:26 PM

I am looking for medals and documentation from James H. Somers, 398th Bomb Group. Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

I'm looking for the Purple Heart and Certificate issued to the NOK for my Uncle Joseph A. Zapotoski, ASNo 33609104, PFC Company B, 105 Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division KIA 19 April 1945 on Okinawa. You can contact me here or at my AKO email john.schuler@us.army.mil

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:52 AM

I'm looking for the ribbon bars and related paper items sold on ebay a few years ago that belonged to WWI USN Captain (and Navy Cross recipient) Kenneth M Bennett. Also, if anyone has the actual medals themself.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:01 AM

Looking for the medals (and uniforms) of my uncle, Brig Gen W. Skaer, USAF. Should include the AF DSM, DFC, AM, Am Camp, PTO, WW2 Victory, NDSM...there may be others, but I am not certain what they are. I know there were several South American awards as well, but I don't have the names available.

Last I knew, they were all given away to a thrift store in Texas approximately 25 years ago.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:32 AM

Have found Rappaport's PH!!!!!!!!!!


Looking for the WW1 Purple Heart to Abrham D. Rappaport, gassed in 10/6/1918.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:11 PM

Searching for the WWII Purple Heart named or issued to PFC Marvin Raymond Cleveland, USMC. Wounded on Iwo Jima.
Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated,
Gary



Well, nevermind about this one. He was listed as WIA, but his records indicate it was Combat Fatigue. He was a heavy machine gunner, and an Expert Rifleman.
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#53 Endgame 1945

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:39 PM

I am asking anyone who owns or has information about this medal please contact me. This belonged to my now deceased grand father.

GEORGE O LUTZ
WWII GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
US 6TH ARMY (CORPS OF ENGINEERS)

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

I'm looking for the Purple Heart and Silver Star to PFC Anthony "Leroy" Lange (from Chicago) of the 33rd Division who died on June 16, 45 in the Philippines. I have about 150 letters he wrote home to his mother.

Also looking for the Purple Heart to 2nd Lt Albert Dion (from Massachusetts), co-pilot of Tomahawk Warrior, a B-17 that was lost in a mid-air collision in 1944 in England. I have PH certificate, accolade, telegram, photos, etc.


Looking for a split brooch silver star that may have been awarded to WWI soldier George Oiler

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:29 PM

Looking for Korean War Purple Heart of Elton Thunander from Munising, MI

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

Hi Guy's,

Just a final update here regarding my quest to re-unite to late Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward's medal group. ( Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward, Rhode Island Militia, National Guard & State Guard. He served the state of RI from 1884 - 1919, in 1 form or another. ) When I first saw 2 of his medals for sale on eBay back in February of this year, I just knew that I had heard or seen the name before. I went back through my files, & sure enough, I had run across his medal group before, way back in 1996 in one of the late Col. Al Gleim's medal auction catalogs. As I read the item description, I noted that the group contained a total of 7 medals, plus a few assorted related items. The group's initial bid at the time was $325, & apparently I didn't have the cash available, as I probably would have bid on it. So, fast forward to Feburary 2010, when I noted 2 of the group up for auction on eBay. I knew that the group must have become separated over the years, but I fgured that at least I could grab the 2 of them anyway. I bid & ultimately won them, & that I thought would be the end of it. ( Although, I did keep watching the dealer's eBay page, just in case they had any more of the group available.) Well, sure enough, a week or so later they advertised 1 or 2 more of Ledward's medals, but place really high, ridiculous opening bids on them. Being on a roll now to re-unite the group, I knew I just had to have them, but couldn't see getting raped in the process. ( raped yes, brutally raped, no !! ) I cautiously contacted the seller, and advised her of my interest, but that her asking price was way out of line. To her credit, she dropped the prices to what I felt was somewhat reasonable, although many would still call too high. ( Hey, I wanted the group, & figured that I'd have to "bite the bullet" & pay high for it. ) Fats forward another week or so, & now I've got 4 of a group of 7 total. A day or 2 earlier, I had submitted my "wanted" post, asking other USMF members to BOLO any of the still missing Ledward group. Guess what, soon after my posting, an exceptionally kind USMF member advised me that he had just sold Ledward's SWSM #3225 in January of 2010, on this Forum !!! He offered to contact the medal's purchaser, advise him of my re-unification project, & relay my offer to purchase it from him. Within a few days, the medal's new owner contacted me from the other side of the world, & agreed to sell me the much needed award for exactly what he paid for it !! So now, it's only been about 3 weeks since I began the project, & I've managed to obtain 5 of the group of 7. The final 2 missing medals were both originally awarded un-named, so if need be, I'd be able to "replace" them within the group if my search ultimately ran cold. ( I honestly do HATE to replace ANY medals within a group, BUT if all other methods fail, it remains an available option. ) Just when I was ready to cease my "active" search for the missing 2 medals, the original eBay seller contacted me to advise me that she had 1 additional medal remaining from the group. It appears that she overlooked it earlier, & would be listing it shortly. ( Here we go again !! Do you know what it's like to have to try to re-unite a 7 or so piece medal group by bidding on them a at a time !! All it takes is 1 guy to outbid bid me on 1 auction, & the group is again "broken up" ) Well, luckily I did win the final offering, & now I'm pleased to say that I have all 6 of the original group of 7. The last, still missing medal is an un-named "Rhode Island State Guard, WW1 Service Medal", & if I still haven't been able to locate it sometime down the road, I can always go the replacement route as a last resort. As a side note, I must admit that I paid a way too high price for the group ! My grand total spent is now at $720, which is a good deal more than what I feel it should have gone for. I realize I'll never get my investment back on it, but I'm really not interested in selling it. It's going into my R.I. Military History Display, which at the time is really coming along. Soooo, that's my story regarding the Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward reunification project. I WISH TO AGAIN THANK ALL USMF MEMBERS WHO HAVE SO KINDLY ASSISTED ME IN THIS PROJECT.


Best Regards, Dom Pastore Jr. ( dpast32 )





Hello Guy's, I guess I'll add some of my stuff to the list. If anyone has ANY information regarding the following medals, PLEASE contact me at: dpast32@aol.com. My primary interest here is to reunite these missing medals with their respective groups, but I will also consider parting with some of them to a fellow collector who happens to possess a greater portion of the group than I do. THANK YOU
Date: 03/01/2010
1) WW2 PURPLE HEART MEDAL to: MAURICE A. VENNE

2) WW2 AIR MEDAL to: CHESTER L. MILLARD

3) PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL, No. 19278 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

4) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 7407 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

5) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 10920 ( Awarded to: SAMSON ALMY )

6) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 433 ( Awarded to: HANS C. OWEN )

7) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 3225 ( Awarded to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD )

8) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1884 - 1891 to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

9) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA & NATL. GUARD MARKSMANSHIP MEDALS to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD



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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:27 PM

Looking for WWI silver star, George Oiler

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:10 PM

I am searching for a Purple Heart and Air Medal awarded to:

EUGENE R. HANSEN

KIA July 7, 1950

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:14 AM

I am searching for a Purple Heart and Air Medal awarded to:

EUGENE R. HANSEN

KIA July 7, 1950



I should have also included that Eugene was my grandfather's brother...

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:54 AM

I am looking for the member who purchased the USMC officers summer dress blues jacket that belonged to Capt. George Burgett of Fox 2/5 in Vietnam. I would like to acquire this jacket and reunite it with his original medals. The jacket had his name and date (1963) on the tag and initials embroidered along with the collar EGA's and Capt. bars. He was a Silver star, Purple Heart and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with gold star recipient. Thanks Bill


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