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  1. Thank you very much! This was extremely helpful. I have a couple of questions about this: I had read on the web that this was the case for the Army during Korea, but I wasn't able to verify it on the board. Do you have any similar knowledge or language about the blanket awarding of the Korea PUC for Army units? My Dad served in the Army from March 5, 1953 to March 19, 1956. He was in Korea September 53 to September 54. This was after the cease fire. I've always assumed that he was not eligible for the Korea PUC even if there was a blanket award. He was awarded the NDSM, Korea Ser
  2. thanks for the reply. The little bit of research that I've done suggests that the Marines do not permit wearing of these citations unless the Marine was a member of the unit at the time the citation was given. I don't know if this was the case in the 1950s. I found this link: http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinf...lunitawards.htm "Transient, limited active duty for training (less than 30 days), special active duty (of limited duration), and temporary duty personnel assigned to the cited unit are normally not eligible" Would this apply to the training battalions?
  3. I'm bumping an old thread of mine. I just received my father-in-law's medals from the Navy. I was surprised to NOT receive a Presidential Unit Citation in the package. Instead I received a Navy Unit Commendation. Neither the PUC nor the NUC were listed in his records. Looking at his records and comparing them to the dates for the PUC for the Marines in Korea, I think this is correct. He was definitely part of the 1st Marine Division when they were awarded the NUC for action in Korea in 1952–1953. He was part of 2 different training battalions when the 1st was awarded the PUC in 1951.
  4. Sorry to resurrect this old thread. My wife and I just received my father-in-laws medals. We sent the request in early March, so it took almost 8 months. 67Rally, did you ever receive your request?
  5. Would you mind posting a couple of pictures of what you found? Do they indicate who printed them? Are they official US military maps? Army or Air Force? Would you be willing to part with a couple of them?
  6. I haven't checked this thread in a while. Thank you very much for the information, Brian. Do you know anything else about the 420th? Maybe a image showing their DUI?
  7. I just ran across this thread. I requested medal replacements for my father-in-law back in February. I got his service record in about a month, but it's been 2 months since then and I've heard nothing. I guess I just need to wait longer. Wow! 11 months! Is this typical for Navy/Marine replacements? I got my Dad's back from the Army in about a month and a 1/2.
  8. Thanks for your help Mark. That's just what i was looking for.
  9. Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I saw this article today. Vincent Ugaro Kathy Strong Wears MIA Bracelet For 38 Years By Vincent Ugaro 04/ 2/11 12:49 PM ET In 1972, a young girl received an MIA bracelet for Christmas. It was a simple metal band upon which was engraved the name of a soldier who was missing in action; it was popular at the time to don the bracelet until the soldier whose name was on it came back home. She put it on that day, beside the family Christmas tree, and never took it off because the man had never returned nor had he ever been found. The missi
  10. My mother recently gave me my father's VFW cap/hat. I know nothing about the organization's structure. Anyone have a chart or know how the post/state/district leadership structure works? The hat is from Indiana and is dated '70-'71. It says "District 6 Sr. Vice Commander" Thanks for your help.
  11. Four row, 2nd and 3rd column. Are these pins or patches?
  12. jcroach1

    Collar discs

    Yup. That's what I've got! The only original items I have are his Ike and one SCARWAF patch. I had to buy his rank insignia, collar discs, DUIs and ribbons. Once I start putting it together I'll start a thread int he uniforms forum showing my progress.
  13. jcroach1

    Collar discs

    Thanks for the help. Dad served from 1953-1956. I have photos of him wearing just the 2 discs, one US and one Corps of Engineers. But I wasn't sure of the placement and the angle. "Bottom parallel with the ground" helps a lot. Also, what was the placement of the DUIs on the shoulder? What it midway between the sleeve and the collar? Thanks!
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