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Bobertizkewl

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  1. I am in the same situation. I had to file a PayPal dispute and am waiting for that process to run its course so I get my money back. I've tried all contact methods and even had two forum members try to contact them for me. It appears the shop owner has gone off the grid or something. I'd recommend filing the PayPal dispute as soon as possible.
  2. This DSC has been on a well-known medal site for awhile. I was just wondering what everyone's opinions of it were. Korean War DSC engraving seems to vary in style quite a bit but I've never seen this style before. For reference, is this a known Korean War style DSC engraving? Also, this DSC has a wrap brooch and numbering which appears to be made by the U.S. Mint during their WW2 contract. However, the medal is sold with a blue Robbins Company cardboard box. It would also seem that a MIA/KIA DSC should've been presented with a black/gold titled case.
  3. This medal has definitely had an interesting journey over the last few years as documented by a few different forum posts. I acquired it in October 2018 and it has been in my possession until I learned about it being stolen property. After which, it was promptly returned to its original owner at no cost. I've had nothing to do with this medal before October 2018 and have not made any attempts to sell this medal while it was in my possession.
  4. The DSC was rightfully returned to 24th_infantry on 8/19/19. It's now back where it belongs.
  5. Thank you all for the helpful information. Myers must have held on to his CoM until congress allowed recipients to exchange for a DSC around 1934.
  6. From what I understand, Myers would have initially received the CoM medal sometime in 1909. Then, when the CoM was declared obsolete in 1918, Myers would have exchanged his CoM for a DSM. Then, sometime around 1934 he would have exchanged his DSM for this DSC. This is all speculation as I have not been able to find any official award dates yet. Jeff
  7. Thanks everyone for the kind words. Here is a closeup of the engraving.
  8. Here is some more information about his citation from the "Army-Navy-Air Force Register and Defense Times, Volume 51": "Myers, Leo A., private, troop K, 6th cav., July 2, 1909, on Patian Island, P. I.; for gallantry in action against hostile Moros, when, being a member of the machine-gun detachment and the machine-gun detachment having been driven from its position by a heavy fire, one member being killed, he did assist an officer (1st Lieut. Archie Miller, 6th cav.) in placing the machine gun in advance of its former position, at about twenty yards from the enemy, all the while being unde
  9. Here is DSC #4142 to Leo A. Myers issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit for actions during the Philippine Insurrection. The cross is boxed in the original "D.S.C." case. His citation reads as: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross, in lieu of a previously issued Certificate of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal, to Private Leo A. Myers, United States Army, for gallantry while serving as a member of Troop K, 6th Cavalry Regiment, in action against hostile Moros at Pati
  10. Hello everyone, I just received this Army CRE and I had a few questions about the manufacturer of this medal. First off, which company was contracted to make the later numbered strikes of this medal? How many plain numbered medals were struck? Also, I've seen plain numbered Army CREs of this type sell for quite a bit money. For example, #1783 sold for $1740 on eBay and #1795 sold for $2500 on eMedals. Is this strike of this medal really this rare? Pictures of mine will follow. This medal is plain numbered 1782 and is in very good condition. Thank you all for your input!
  11. I saw this post but if I remember correctly this medal was for sale by someone else around July of 2017. Looking for the current owner regarding some information about the medal.
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