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  1. Thank you for the input, guys! I should have specified the mounting method was the unusual bit, not the ribbons themselves. I shouldn't post when I'm feeling under the weather lol I thought the mounting might be Filipino only because I'd swear I've seen pictures of individual ribbons manufactured there with brass backings, but not entire racks. I could be very wrong, though!
  2. I know the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing earned an Army DUC in Korea, and a couple Marine units earned the Army PUC in Vietnam, but I haven't had the chance to try to find out which Marine units got a DUC for WWII. I'm pretty certain there were a handful, but no idea which ones yet.
  3. I just received this group the other day. It's a great group of ribbons to a Marine NCO who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He earned multiple Air Medals, an Army Distinguished Unit Citation, and six Good Conduct Medals. The seller only had a picture of the ribbons themselves, not of the back side of the group. I was surprised to see how the ribbons were mounted. It appears each ribbon is attached to a light blue plastic mounting bar, which is then affixed to the brass back plate. In over 30 years of collecting, I have never seen something like this before. I'm guessing it is f
  4. Me, too. As soon as I saw this uniform, and the custom ribbon bar, I jumped on it immediately. The ribbons look good in pictures, but man they look amazing in person.
  5. It's possible that the enlistment record is for a re-enlistment. In researching my family tree, I've found many records exactly like this. On the NARA page, search by serial number and use the next higher and lower ASNs. This will show you his original enlistment date and location by using other people's enlistment records.
  6. My latest one. No name on the uniform, sadly, but it does have a 25th Infantry Division combat patch, and Military Personnel Center current assignment patch, plus four overseas bars.
  7. Very cool grouping! His Bronze Star citation has to be one of the most unique I've ever seen. He must have been quite a man.
  8. I looked up the 302nd. It was a part of the 76th Division, and they were only entitled to the "France" clasp.
  9. Finally, an outstanding grouping attributed to Chief Master Sergeant Duane C. Elliott. The seller had these broken up into three separate lots, but I was able to win all of them and keep CMSGT Elliott's awards and insignia together. I particularly love this grouping as it not only contains his awards, dog tag (albeit misspelled), and name plate, but it also has personal items like his pocket knife and rosary beads. Apparently, no one in his family wanted these, so that's how the seller was able to obtain them. According to a record I found on Ancestry.com, he served for 35 years, from his enli
  10. The second group consists of a whole bunch of insignia and is attributed to LTC Ronald Dixon. I have not yet been able to find any information on him - not even in the National Archives catalog of Air Force Award Cards. I'll keep plugging away and see if I can find more information on him.
  11. It's been a great week for eBay finds. I managed to snag three interesting ribbon and insignia groupings. First up, an unattributed group consisting of pin-back Senior Navigator wings and a beautifully embroidered ribbon group with snaps to attach it to the uniform. The wings are marked N.S. Meyer New York and has a hallmark consisting of "9M" within a shield. This officer served in all three theaters of WWII and then in the Berlin Airlift. Since there are no combat awards like the Air Medal, I'm assuming he was likely a navigator on transport aircraft.
  12. Here's one that used to be in my collection, but has since been returned to the family: MAAG Taiwan.
  13. Hi, all! I just received this one the other day. The uniform is a 1956-dated Army Green blouse named to SFC Hamew (laundry #H-7143). It is as complete as it can get, although it appears he never sewed on his hashmarks, overseas bars, or combat patch for WWII. In the pocket, I even found a set of ribbon bars and the cap badge for his peaked cap! Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a single thing about him on Ancestry, Fold3, or by doing Google searches. If anyone might be able to help track down the elusive SFC Hamew, I'd be eternally grateful!
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