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    WWII KIA Navy Submarine Purple Hearts
    WWII KIA Navy December 7th/ D-DAY Purple Hearts
    WWII KIA Field Grade Officer Purple Hearts
    WWI/WWII Missouri Purple Hearts

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  1. 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.
  2. BTT for the Anniversary of "Operation Tidal Wave".
  3. BTT. For the D-Day Anniversary and the loss of William.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Pete, Tell you what. Go ahead and buy it and I'll give you the drape. I'll trade you for it group later.
  8. Looks like it is back up for sale. I need a winning lottery ticket right about now. https://rrauction.com/catalogPalongerCollection-2.cfm
  9. BTT on the 78th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  10. A few days early for the 78th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but wanted to share these December 7, 1941 KIA Purple Hearts to three different vessels (USS Arizona, USS Pennsylvania and USS Tennessee.) RIP to the sailors, marines and soldiers who were lost on the first day of WWII for the United States.
  11. Purple Heart is an early issued on based on the number. They were awarded and issued starting in 1932 for WIA/MSCC WWI and earlier actions.
  12. If you ever find yourself in Oklahoma I would recommend a visit to the Muskogee War Memorial Park in Muskogee, OK. I found it from a billboard as I was passing through Oklahoma. Has the WWII submarine USS Batfish that you can tour and a small museum. The part has memorials to all the subs lost in the war. I've attached the USS Shark. A submarine memorial in Oklahoma I never would have guessed. However, it is currently closed as last years flooding in the midwest caused damage to the sub and area. The community had to save the Batfish from being pulled into the river from the flooding. Link to the story is below. https://www.facebook.com/USSBatfish/ https://weather.com/news/news/2019-05-23-oklahoma-flooding-uss-batfish-muskogee-war-memorial-park
  13. Great submarine group to a skipper of the boat. Great that you have had it displayed over all these years. I would echo Dave's comments on the back of the purple heart. I would also say it was displayed standing up as the ribbon has stretched out some as that could be seen from what appears to be the glue mark in the case. I have a couple of purple heart medals for members of the second USS Shark (SS-314) that was lost in 1944. This is the first I've seen from the original Shark.
  14. As a collector of 10th Mountain medals I would say that is one of the nicest and complete groups I have seen.
  15. Everyone, Thanks for the feedback and information. I have made an offer to add this group to my collection. Hopefully some day the medal will appear.
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