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Bruce Linz

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    Bartlett, Tennessee
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    United States Marine Corps and Navy attributed medal groups and good conduct medals.

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  1. That is a 100% duty medal for a unit of the New York National Guard. My guess on the unit, based on the motto "Ducit Amor Patriae" (Led by Love of Country) is 210th Armor. The 210th Armor traces it lineage back to the Civil War and the New York State Militia.
  2. This is the only book I know of that has a list MOLLUS medal numbers. The book’s major draw back is It is not in medal number order. Carroon, Robert G. & Dana B. Shoaf (2001). Union Blue : The History of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books. ISBN 1-57249-190-6.
  3. Hello, That is an great example of a hand engraved Good Conduct medal. I would say it was engraved immediately after World War II ended. The Army had these good conduct medals available at most separation centers to issue to discharged veterans. The medal came with instructions on where to send them to have them engraved. Many small companies provided engraving services, hence the wide variations in the engraving styles on these medals. Remember the Army had over 8,000,000 people in it and almost all of them met the war time requirement of one year of service to earn this medal. Thanks for showing your medal. Here is link to a thread about Named Army Good Conduct Medals.
  4. I'd be happy to look your man up on the Army China Campaign Medal rolls. Just send me his name. Bruce
  5. Steve, That is a beautiful medal. First engraved one I have seen. He is buried in Arlington. Thanks for showing that incredible medal. Bruce
  6. No neither of your medals are traceable through the known medal rolls. Here is a list of what U. S. Army campaign medals are traceable: Army Campaign Medals Civil War Campaign – No. 1 to No. 554 Indian Campaign – No. 1 to No. 1927 Spanish Campaign – No. 1 to No. 7800 and No. 8000 to No. 8140 Spanish War Service – #1 to #16650 Army of Cuban Occupation – No. 1 to No. 4102 Army of Puerto Rican Occupation – #1 to #200 and No. 201 to No. 320 Philippine Campaign Service – No. 1 to No. 23250 and No. 23501 to No. 25000 Philippine Congressional – No. 1 to No. 6179 China Campaign – No. 1 to No. 1228 and No. 1501 to No. 1634 Army of Cuban Pacification – No. 1 to No. 6339 Mexican Service – No. 1 to No. 10000 and #10001 to #12529 Mexican Border Service – #1 to #34012
  7. That is a Korean language United Nations Service Medal for Korea. It came in a slightly longer blue box cardboard box the end lapel would have a “K” on it to indicate it contained a Korean language medal.
  8. Dave, Here is what I found: WWII Named US Army Purple Heart identified to James W. Brodie of New Jersey and was killed in actin on September 18th 1944. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Purple Heart comes with blue coffin box and ribbons and rosette. Excellent condition James W Brodie was born on October 7, 1909. According to our records New Jersey was his home or enlistment state and Essex County included within the archival record. He had enlisted in the Army. Served during World War II. He had the rank of Sergeant. Service number was 32307228. Served with 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. Brodie experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on September 18, 1944. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "KIA - Killed in Action". Sgt James W Brodie served in the US Marine Corps in the early 1930's aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma. After the beginning of WWII, he went to rejoin the Marine Corps but they wanted younger men at the time, so he joined the US Army and volunteered for experimental parachute infantry. James W Brodie is buried or memorialized at Plot L Row 15 Grave 16, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. He made 3 jumps during the war. James was killed in action on the day of his third jump. Name James W Brodie Born October 7, 1909 From Essex County, New Jersey War World War II Branch US Army Rank Sergeant Group 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment Death September 18, 1944 Cause Hostile, Killed in Action Awarded Purple Heart Translate View on... Wish Inquire Date 09 May 2020 Estimate $ 400 - 600 Sale Price $ 2,300 Location USA, Willoughby Catalogue SPRING PREMIER MILITARY AUCTION Auction House Milestone Auctions
  9. What a fabulous group. I really like seeing the U. S. Marine Corps top bar included with the mounted medal group. Semper Fi, Bruce
  10. USMC Expeditionary No. 1623 issued to Lemont S. Stutts for service in China 1931.
  11. Here is what little I know about this medal. Farragut Association Port of New York Bronze Medal This medal was first created as a Civil War Navy veteran's membership badge for the Farragut Veteran Association Port of New York. Originally organized in 1883, in 1899 the associatopn became the nucleus of a new society, “The United States Veteran Navy”, which also included Spanish American War naval veterans. The badge of the original organization is described as “a badge of bronze; a ribbon bearing the inscription ‘Farragut Veteran Association, Port Of New York’ encircles an irregular-shaped field, in the center of which is an eagle on a capstan, crossed cannon to the right, crossed swords to the left and rays above the eagle, the whole resting on an anchor and suspended by a ring from a clasp pin. The top bar is blank and examples have been found engraved with the names of Civil War Ships or names of members of the Association. I think this is a scarce badge, for blue jackets and Marines, most of these badges did not survive. Here is an example that I recently sold. Unfortunately it was missing the top bar.
  12. Here is another Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal that found. Private First Class Valentino Rocco DeSisto was Wounded In Action (WIA) in Korea on Saturday, 4 November 1950 while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
  13. Good Conduct Medal awarded to Gunnery Sergeant Robert Kenneth Felter. Felter enlisted in the Marine Corps on 24 October 1918. He eventually became a surgeon in New Jersey.
  14. Looks like the Philippine Independence Ribbon.
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