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  1. I used to own one of the others they have listed. I wish I remembered who I sold it to. https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m27681062651/
  2. Did any of General Chesarek's items make it into the open market? For example, this cap? https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Star-General-Ferdinand-Chesarek-Dress-Visor-Hat-With-Bullion-Accents/163990798073?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  3. I have a civilian sack coat from C&C. I like it well enough. I haven't seen there frock coats, but I suspect they would work for what you are doing. Unless you are going to be wearing the coat and under close scrutiny, you probably don't need a Quartermaster Shop uniform.
  4. Is there a maker name identified on the blade near the hilt? Specific makers only made swords in certain periods. You may be able to narrow down the age of the sword that way.
  5. And of course I found the exception! https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/2429/SSHT-0030_Lo_res.pdf Pages 70-72 The non-regulation white helmet of Brevet Major General Judson Kilpatrick.
  6. Gil, you highlighted what I was thinking about the star as well. In addition to the infantry crossed rifles, it also has light blue infantry side buttons. The color details looked like French enamel, but it could also just be paint. The accession number indicates the helmet was purchased for the museum in 2002. I'm not certain it's actually a general officer helmet. Also, I didn't think general officers wore helmets. Wasn't the chapeau reserved for them and staff officers at this point?
  7. Very impressive! I have yet to find one of those sashes to pair with my 1902 GO uniform.
  8. I saw this helmet at an opening reception this evening in a national museum. I cannot find any reference to rank insignia being applied to helmet eagles. Also, that star looks 20th century. Thoughts?
  9. Major General Herbert A. Lyon 1921-2006 Service Dress Uniform & Flight Cap General Lyon entered military service in 1942 and completed aviation cadet training in February of 1943. He was then assigned to the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations with the Troop Carrier Command in 1944. Lyon flew C-46 aircraft in campaigns from New Guinea to the Philippines and Okinawa. He participated in the Japanese occupation as commander of the 5th Combat Cargo Squadron. In 1949 Lyon was posted to Elgin Air Force Base. After attending the Army Command and General Staff School, he was assigned to U.S. Air Force Headquarters in 1960 in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff. Lyon would then serve as commander of the Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1967. His next posting was as vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Organization at Norton Air Force Base in 1971. Upon retirement in 1975, Lyon was the commander of the Space and Missile Test Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  10. Well the Army actually sent the official bio yesterday and it listed foreign awards! The bottom row is the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier), Italian War Merit Cross (appears to be the 1943 ribbon), and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
  11. That makes me curious about the lack of rosettes. Is it possible that rosettes weren't available when the ribbon bars were made? I ask, because I have seen an instance of this with the ribbons of Major General William S. Key during WWII. Key was awarded the Icelandic Order of the Falcon, Grand Knight's Cross with Star. In photographs of him with that ribbon on, instead of a rosette is a star device.
  12. I totally forgot about the Belgian Order of Leopold and it's ribbon being nearly the color of a Legion of Merit. Moore was Asst. Div. Commander of the 104th Infantry Division beginning in 1943 and went through Belgium with them. I bet the order is the French Legion of Honour, followed by the Belgian Order of Leopold.
  13. I recently purchased a uniform that belonged to Major General Bryant E. Moore and I am trying to identify three foreign awards for a replacement ribbon bar. I have a pretty good black and white photo and based on known ribbon colours, I believe the three might be the Order of the Bath, the Legion of Honour, and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (based on the crowns). I've requested Moore's official bio from the Center of Military History. However, they recently deleted their online index of these and I am uncertain if they will even continue providing bios. The bio may, or may not, list the foreign awards. Anyone want to provide some opinions on what the three ribbons may be? Do any other foreign awards include crown devices?
  14. Here's where you can get a Maltese cross attachment. http://www.paradestore.com/index.php/uniforms/ribbons-mounts/ribbon-attachments.html
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