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    WW2 (Army Air Force in particular), WW1, Civil War. Collect mostly patches and medals.

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  1. I should have said identify the recipient.
  2. Anyone know a way to identify this medal? #10478. Thanks, Mike
  3. That is a beauty Love of Flags. How or where did you find it?
  4. Thanks Mr. Jerry! Looking forward to seeing your book when it comes out.
  5. Thank you Love of flags, looking forward to you posting a pic for us when it comes in.
  6. Thanks manayunkman. I had never seen anything like it, I had to have it.
  7. Hello. Can anyone help identify these old hat cords? I do not see them listed. One is red, white and blue but faded. The other appears to be black, brown and white. Thanks, Mike
  8. Hello. Thought I would add this one for an opinion on age. It is silk like material except for the stars which are felt. It is approximately 36x 26. Found it at an estate sale, no history on it. WW2? Thanks, Mike
  9. Anyone know what one would have to pay for a CCC certificate? Thanks.
  10. Hello all. Any idea what this leather case was used for? It is marked Rock Island Arsenal, 1916, TCC on the flap. Measures approximately 19" long. It appears to have a flap which is designed to hang from a saddle. Very sturdy construction, box-like shape, not pliable like a saddle bag. Thanks, Greybeard
  11. Good to know so that means the medal may be an add on, given by an aquaintance, who knows? Thanks for the insight.
  12. The War Medal is not impressed which surprised me when I first received them. Maybe American recipients didn't receive engraved medals? And, I don't know if it was awarded to the father or son, I am guessing the father as he was an officer. Appreciate the image of the enlistment card! I will check out Ancestry this week.
  13. Hello. I purchased this group of medals recently thinking they belonged to Maj. E.L. Messler, 21st Engineers, USA, as named on the SAR medal. After some research on him, I discovered he had a son serving at the same time in the 1st Gas & Flame regiment, Co. B, named Thomas D. Messler. He was wounded and gassed and also received a Croix de Guerre. Those two medals, if ever issued, are unfortunately missing. Thomas also served in the Marines during WW2. If anyone has any knowledge of these gentlemen or recommendations on how to find out more about them, please let me know. I have only been a
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