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    WWII KIA Navy Submarine Purple Hearts
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  1. It is a very nice group. His modification to where the pin broke on the broach is something I haven't seen before.
  2. Hero’s of the 7th Infantry Division Today I wanted to honor the serve of three Soldiers who died fighting in the 7th Infantry Division in WWII. Two were awarded Posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross and one with the Silver Star. Citations were pulled from the Home from Hero’s website. Any additional information on these Soldiers would be welcomed since the archives have not yet reopened. PFC Nunzio J. Savino was from Chicago, Illinois and served with the 32nd Infantry Regiment until he was Killed in Action fighting in Leyte, Philippines. The Pre
  3. Thanks for the comments. Here is some info on the signed editions. IN MEMORY OF PIONEER PATRIOT AND STATESMAN ASHBEL SMITH Came to Harris County Texas in 1837 from Connecticut and soon there after appointed Surgeon General in the Army of the Republic. Minister to France 1842–5 Joined Gen. Taylor's Army in 1846 in its march upon Mexico. Was Colonel of the 2nd Texas Infantry in Confederate Army. Served in the Texas Legislature in 1866. In 1878 was Commissioner from Texas to the Paris Exposition. Member University Board of Regents 1881 to his Death. Born at Hartford Conn Aug
  4. All, Found these at an estate sale this morning here in Texas. Old library books from a University in Texas at some point. Two appear to be named with the third name faded or covered by the old library card. Last book was checked out in the early 1970s. One is named to William C. Crow (COL 26th Infantry LA CSA) and another Ashbel Smith. (possibly Dr. Ashbel Smith from wikipedia) I'm assuming these are pretty rare even in somewhat poor condition. I could only find reproductions on the internet so interested in opinions on value and if restoration should be done to preserve t
  5. Thanks for the tip. I'll be going back to the shop at some point in the future and see what I can work out. Thanks all the the info.
  6. He hasn't given me a price on it yet. Just brought it in when I asked him if he had any medals. What would a good/fair offer on it be? I pretty much stay in WWI/WWII PHs so this is out of my area.
  7. Mike, Thanks for the input. Here is a better photo of the brooch. Condition is a somewhat rough. My guess is it was removed and but back on probably when the blue thread was used to resew the ribbon.
  8. All, Not my area and was hoping this one might be tracable as it is for sale at an antique store. Also, any other red flags? I see the back of the ribbon seems to be resewn with blue thread as all the others I've seen had red. Numbered #176. Thanks in advance.
  9. Shumate DFC and AM were sold on ebay last month. Looks like the seller moved most of the non-purple heart items on ebay and put the rest on Gunbroker. Just checked and looks like they are no longer posted. Hopefully he pulled them and someone didn't buy them.
  10. BTT for the Anniversary of "Operation Tidal Wave".
  11. BTT. For the D-Day Anniversary and the loss of William.
  12. Very nice pickup. I see a lot of AGO card requests and a bunch of PMs on if any are for sale heading your way.
  13. Sorry but no Purple Heart would have been issued based on the incident information on the below link. https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/r4d/01981.html
  14. Not that the new buyer will check this posting out but If anyone got the William Maier NC please PM me. I have his engraved DFC and would like to get the group back together.
  15. Pete, Tell you what. Go ahead and buy it and I'll give you the drape. I'll trade you for it group later.
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