LEGION of MERIT--Showcase
Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:58 PM
Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:12 PM
at: The American Presidency Project
at: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:59 PM
unfinished LOM Commander
Now where did you get that? A pretty unique piece if I do say so!
Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:04 PM
Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:11 PM
Here is a WWII era USN/USMC LOM group that just sold on Ebay for $382.00. It looks to be a WWII USN/USMC Bronze Star. I found it to be puzzling that there was no WWII era Campaign Medal in the group. Even if it were a top set, it should still contain either the Pacfic or European Theatre Campaign Medal(s). Note the shorter drape and the small jump ring that is specific to WWII USN/USMC LOM's.
The WWII theater campaign medals were in very short supply even into the 1950s. It's not uncommon to see a bar mounted Navy group missing some campaign medals to which the bar's owner was obviously entitled. It was simply a case of the medals not being available at the time the group was put on on a bar mount.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:55 PM
This group belonged to John A. McAlister, who received the LoM and Purple Heart for Korea. The SS and BS were for WWII. Details on the LoM to follow.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:01 PM
Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:02 PM
Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:07 PM
Edited by Adam R, 26 March 2010 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:29 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:01 PM
(the last info at first)
Edited by roadrunner, 28 March 2010 - 01:10 PM.
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