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    US Campaign Medals and WW 1 SSMs and PHs - Groups and Singles - Army & USMC

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  1. If the medal is NO 1172 it was issued to Corporal William A Vickery, 22nd Co. CAC, about 21 June 1909 hope this helps
  2. From the Home of Heroes website regarding the DSC awarded to ARTHUR L. LEAHY Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur L. Leahey, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 28 May 1944 to 2 June 1944. First Lieutenant Leahey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit u
  3. Based on Planchets Press publication 'Army Silver Star Awards for WW2' volume 2, the GO for the SSM is General Order 71, 1944, 1st Armored Division.
  4. Another Marine passed from the ranks of the Corps. Kenneth Earl Lavier slipped away in the early morning hours of 19 March 2020 at the Washington Veteran’s Home-Retsil, Port Orchard, Washington. Ken was 76 years of age. Born in Idaho and raised in Seattle, Washington Ken attended and graduated Roosevelt High School. Ken enlisted in the Marine Corps, it was 1965, after Boot Camp Ken was shipped to Vietnam; serving with 1st Battalion 9th Marines as a Force Recon Scout Sniper. When Ken returned home it was with a Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal and
  5. No. 3485 issued to Leander Larson. Captain Signal Corps, on 26 February 1918...
  6. The AGO card does not provide the serial number of the Purple Heart Medal William Klockau received. It does give his award date and his Wounded in Action date The WIA 7970 indicates the number of Purple Hearts awarded for combat wounds, as of that card The No 8220 indicates the number of Purple Hearts awarded for wounds and the Meritorious Service Citation Certificate, as of that card The serial number, 8184, of the Purple Heart is close to the No number, and is pretty common This info is courtesy of Fred L Borch and his article on The First Purple Hearts, from the JMOSA, Vol 5
  7. I found this on Newspapers.com from the Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland MD., 3 Feb 1942
  8. These DUIs are currently on ebay, and I would appreciate any comments about them. I have not seen a backing like the ones on these, and the blue field appears a bit green. Has anyone else come across any like these before? BTW I am looking for a couple of wartime period 331st Infantry Regiment DUIs . But any advice regarding these two is very welcome. thanks
  9. I picked this group up at the Portland ASMIC Convention yesterday. The group to Alfred Sylvester first appeared on the Fourm in September 2013, granted there are a few items no longer present but it is a smashing USMC group. Sylvester served from December 1907 through April 1941. He served with the Gendarmie D'Haiti for a lengthy time and he was the First Sergeant of the Marine detachment aboard the USS Pennsylviania at Pearl Harbor, HI., in 1941. He disappeared from the muster rolls after that; more to be determined after I get his service file. Here is the original link in 2013:
  10. Austin_Militaria…yes sir, that is the OMSA Bourse. I did not improve much on Friday. The convention had only 85 registered attendees, which is less than the convention in Denver last year. Brian...yes, I got the file also with the group.
  11. I recognized this group, especially the Tennessee Sporting Medal. It was for sale at the Orders and Medal Society of America, OMSA, show last week in Houston. I got it along with a nice US Campaign pair of medals. Once I got home I checked on the Forum and sure enough there it was. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/323984-uss-tennessee-medal-to-a-marine/?hl=swartzfager&do=findComment&comment=2602296 I am happy to add this shipboard Marine to the collection I also included a picture of the dealer selling area on Thursday afternoon about 2:15. There
  12. It should be a good show, Doug has mentioned that is is pretty much sold out table-wise. The theme for displays is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 1944. There should be some very good displays to see. Also of note is that the NHMCA will be hosting the 2019 ASMIC National Convention, September 5-7. The convention will be held in Portland at the Portland Airport Holiday Inn Convention Center. In 2016 ASMIC held the convention at the same locale and it was great, this year looks to be even better.
  13. Brian, great group, you don't see many like this with the 1919-1920 Bar.
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