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I found this picture on the internet. It mentioned the 78th Inf. Div. I don't know the place. This division perfected its training with British troops.
J’ai trouvé cette photo sur internet. Elle mentionnait la 78th Inf. Div. Je le connais pas le lieu. Cette division a perfectionné son instruction auprès des troupes britanniques.
Des Moines, Iowa Military Show to be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission!
Location: Johnston Iowa Lion's Club, 6501 Merle Hay Road, in Johnston, Iowa.
See attached flyer for more information.
I have a question about this medal.... I was looking at some pictures of Directors of the National Guard ( who presumably received the ARCAM as Colonels and below) on Wikipedia from the late 1970s and 1980s and they wear it directly after the Armed Forces Reserve Medal not after the GC medals as now. From the early 1990s it seems to be worn as today. I hadn't seen that before . Can anyone say if this was official or worn this way in error?
I just found information on the Aisne campaign. I stated in a previous post that I believed the Aisne bar covered the battle of Belleau Wood. I was mistaken. The Aisne campaign was a Defensive action trying to stop the German advance in that area.
The Aisne campaign dates from 27 May to 5 June 1918. The Allied attack on Belleau Wood started on 6 June 1918. The battle of Belleau Wood is not covered by a battle bar. It would be covered by the Defensive Sector bar.
Also not covered is any action at Chateau-Thierry between 6 June and 16 July 1918. There was fighting at Chateau-Thierry by some elements of the 3rd division starting 31 May. Those soldiers would be entitled to the Aisne bar. If a replacement joined the Chateau-Thierry battle between 6 June and 16 July, he would not be entitled to the Aisne bar, just the Defensive Sector bar.
The Defensive Sector doesn’t quite do the Marines and Soldiers credit due for a brutal battle. I’m sure there were others. It might explain the unofficial battle bars out there. They probably wanted credit for the battles the major operation bars didn’t cover. ( My opinion )
A lot of my information comes from different sources. The Laslo book along with various information I’ve collected over the years.
I believe I’ve seen in a post or two that one of our Forum members has written a book about Victory Medals. I haven’t made the time or effort to find how I could get one. My work schedule over the last few years hasn’t allowed me much time to enjoy the Forum and what it has to offer. I would be interested in information on where I could get one. I would think other members interested in Victory Medals might be as well. If the author, I apologize for not knowing who he is, or anyone else could post how to get one of his books, this would be a good place for people to get that information, if appropriate with Forum rules. If for some reason the Forum rules prohibits posting that info a PM would be appreciated. The more information the better.
My apologies for the wrong information. Mike
I could not find a ruler so I had to get creative, I used brass knuckles and a $5 dollar bill to show the size of the sign. Hope this helps in determining if it's original, If the exact measurements are needed let me know.