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  1. I have been the family military historian for over 45 yrs. I started at age 10. Over time I have been collecting stories, pictures, discharge papers, certificates, medals, ribbons, insignias, paperwork, manuals, etc. With that said, some family says no, you can't have it. I understand fully. I do make copies or photos of things I can't have. Also, some family has allowed me to get the Veteran's medals/ ribbons replacement set with signed consent from the Veteran or the Next Of Kin. On replacement sets, the government had found more awards. I have 3 types of categories in my archives. 1st the a
  2. Someone on Facebook told me a different way to display JBG WWII 101st Airborne Medals. I agree. The new look is much better.
  3. A new addition to GOD DUTY COUNTRY Veterans Display is Great Uncle Lt. Col. Thomas Joseph Brennan, US Army, WWII Veteran. He was the Trainmaster Commander for the 732nd Railway Operating Battalion in Europe. Making sure tracks are restored, trains running, etc. to support General Patton's 3rd Army. Thomas and Patton were the first Americans to cross the Rhine River in a German train supporting the front lines. I want to thank Becky Brennan Lowe, daughter, of Thomas for these items and copied documents for my GDC archive.
  4. UPDATE: Here is John B. Goodman's 101st Airborne, Service Company, Awards and Decorations on how they will be placed in a shadow box. They will be permanently mounted after the Silver Star ceremony at Joint Lewis McChord. Then displayed at GOD DUTY COUNTRY Veterans Display for all to see.
  5. I scanned 2 pictures. Top from a camera and bottom from a newspaper. Web online joined together. This is the result. I can take pictures separate for you and email to you to join together and fix any problems.
  6. I joined 2 pictures together. The bottom one is from a newspaper. The actually image is 848kbs. It's here smaller so I can post it. I can send it to your personal email. Thanks, Mark
  7. Hello Everyone...I just posted awhile ago about Thomas Brennan's Bronze Star Medal on another category. I am asking a big favor here. I know some of you members are proficent with Photoshop. Can someone "fix" this photo especially the crease on the bottom half. Keep the original colors. I would like to print this and give it as a gift to some. Either PM with results or share your work here. I thank you so much. It means a lot to me.
  8. Thank you for the wealth of information and taking the time to research his military service via newspapers. His record is burned in St. Louis.
  9. Can someone help me find a document with Order and number for a Bronze Star Medal awarded to WWII Veteran, Major (later at Lt. Col.) Thomas J. (Joseph) Brennan. O 539 479, 732nd Railway Operating Battalion. He has no CIB. His Report Of Seperation has no Bronze Star. Yet, I have seen it and it is engraved. He died later after the war. The family sent for set for a replacement set of Awards and Decorations. No CIB or Bronze star arrived. Wrong birthday and wrong unit on his Report Of Seperation as well. So that is my mystery. Thank you for any information.
  10. Thanks for your input. I keep everything how the government did it. I also have military records for my family's members. Either original, copies, and/or National Archives. Things that need to be corrected, I'll contact the proper channels.
  11. Thanks Herman, The WWIVM has a France Clasp on it with the others all in alphabetical order. What?! I called the US Army on the medal. They said there is no regulation says they have to be in battle order and the reason for the France Clasp is because the battles and service took place in France. I asked a for instance an England Clasp. What battle clasps work with that one. Silence on phone. Thanks for everything.
  12. Herman, Yes, I did receive the the Medals grouping from the government. The SSM and PH are engraved. Also, look at the WWIVM. I started a topic on this awhile ago.
  13. Hi Herman, I research and archive my family's military history for the past 47 years. I have my Grandfather's original Purple Heart and WWIVM. Jump to 2016 and found out that he was qualified for a Silver Star Medal. I asked the US Army to go over his record (I supplied) and approved the medal. Also, the US Army found more Awards and Decorations including another 6th WWIVM clasp for his previous 5 clasps. Also, this WWI Army Of Occupation medal.
  14. It's interesting to read this Medal/Ribbon is talked about in a WWII connection. The cutoff time for this medal was 1923. Not even close to WWII. The medal itself wasn't ready until late 1941. When the WWII version came out, distribution was confusing for some.
  15. If you were in Germany, still in the US Army, not discharged, after November 11, 1918 up to 1923 are you qualified for medal in question or is there more qualifications to receive this medal?
  16. Hermanus...He was stateside during the war. Thanks for looking and commenting.
  17. Today, I finally finished Roger W. Goodman's, USN, Vietnam War Veteran new Shadow box with his new Awards. Now on display for all to see. The first picture show the new sbox in relation to the old sbox. The second on shows his new sbox up close. SALUTE!
  18. Yes, I understand that. As I said in the posting, I contacted the family and the family member who was entitled to them first. I told them my intention. They all agreed to give them to me. The family gave me written permission to receive them. Then I contacted the US Army for issue.
  19. This weekend is Memorial Day. It is time to remember who has given their life for the United States. Today, at GOD DUTY COUNTRY Veterans Display we honor two Veterans: First Veteran is Virgil Vincent Parker, USMC, Marine Raiders, Sixth Marine Division. He was in the first wave in the Battle Of Okinawa, April 1, 1945. On April 3, he was Wounded In Action and received his first Purple Heart. Then on June 5, 1945 an explosion took his life. RIP. Second Veteran is John Barnard Goodman, 506 PIR, Service Company, 101st Airborne Division. He was in the second wave of men in the D-Day invasion on June
  20. Today, a HUGE event at GOD DUTY COUNTRY Veterans Display. We honor John Barnard Goodman, US Army, World War II, 506 PIR, Service Company, 101st Airborne Veteran. He was in the second wave of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. On June 28, 1944 KIA. Quite a while ago, I requested with family's permission to receive his medals replacements. Earlier this month I enrolled John in the Purple Heart Hall Of Honor. SALUTE!
  21. Me? Don't engrave the medals. That is how the Government gave it to you. Buy them from a dealer and engrave it on how you it done.
  22. That may be true, but can't see a name on a blank medal. Better engraved than nothing at all.
  23. No. My understanding is the US Navy stopped engraving GCM in 1950. Roger was in from 72-76. My Dad's original was issued in 55 and isn't either. Someone on the forum should know. On a side note, I have another 2020 medals replacements set to be posted and it has a US Army GDC from WWII and IT IS engraved. Be on the lookout.
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