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Started by Jack's Son , Feb 12 2010 05:00 PM

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#51 Jack's Son

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:02 PM

Hi
Thanks for the post.

Can we see the back??

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:19 AM

link to a bunch I bought awhile back...I've kept only the neck piece http://www.usmilitar...legion of merit

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:45 PM

I found information about the LOM and their degrees in the Army Regulation AR600-8-22

http://www.army.mil/...f/r600_8_22.pdf

AR 600-8-22

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:58 PM

detail from AR 600-8-22
138. U.S. awards to foreign military personnel

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:00 PM

LOM degrees

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:12 PM

the Executive Order 9260 Legion of Merit and EO 10600

at: The American Presidency Project
http://www.presidenc...x.php?pid=58838


at: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.archives....rder/09260.html


at: Wikisource
http://en.wikisource...ive_Order_10600

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:58 PM

unfinished LOM Commander

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

next step at production

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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!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

Army LOM certificate

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:02 PM

Air Force LOM certificate

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

LOM case WWII

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:04 PM

What do you say about the ribbon, why is the device so small ?

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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.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

Here's a USMC group with a Legion of Merit, which isn't seen too often. It's a WWII era Army silver planchet type, some of which were apparently borrowed from the Army by the Navy. (I have one other in a USN group.)

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.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

Here's the engraving on the reverse of the LoM. The other decorations are all un-named as issued.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:02 PM

The citation for Mcalister's LoM, for service as the XO of the First Marines, First Marine Division in Korea.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

McAlister as a full colonel, wearing ribbon bars for the Silver Star with second award gold star, Legion of Merit with V, Bronze Star with V, Purple Heart and Navy Presidential Unit Citation. It's interesting that he's chosen not to wear the ribbons for his campaign and service medals, but this matches the way that the full size medals are mounted. Also strange that he didn't put the "V"s on the the ribbons of the full size medals. But this is exactly the way it was when I got the group.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

Here's a Navy LoM with V and gold star for second award. Navy double award for WWII are fairly rare. The LoM and BS are both un-named but the identity of the recipient is known based on the rim number of the Yangtze Service Medal.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:01 PM

Following information taken from The Insitute of Heraldy (TIOH)

(the last info at first)

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:05 PM

next

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:06 PM

LOM Chief Commander

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:07 PM

LOM Commander

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

LOM Officer

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:09 PM

LOM Legionnaire

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