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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. Those uniforms belonged to Louis A. Gray. He served with the 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division for pretty much the duration of the war.
  2. You have a great ribbon bar, I love the backing. I don’t think it is all that unusual for a long serving Marine who served in three wars to have a ribbon combination like this. Marines were awarded the Army DUC for their defense of the Philippine Islands at the beginning of WWII. Marine Night Fighter Squadron 541 was award the Army DUC in WWII. Marine Observation Squadron Six was awarded the Army Distinguished Unit Citation in Korea. Additionally, Companies B and C, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division were awarded the Army DUC in Korea in 1953. I know there where other Marine units
  3. Hello WAC_GIRL1994, That sounds like a great medal. You should post a photo of the engraving. Your grandmother's medal was probably engraved right after WWII when it was issued by one of separation centers. The Army contracted with dozens of small shops to put names on these medals. Every discharged soldier who was awarded a GCM had the opportunity to have their medal engraved. Only a small percentage of those folks actually filled out the paperwork and had them named. The style and method used to name them varied greatly. The best ones, in my opinion, are the hand engraved
  4. The second lapel pin is a ROTC/JROTC award from the Reserve Officers Association.
  5. Hello, Any help identifying this patch would be appreciated. Thanks, Bruce Linz
  6. Hello, I think this might be a long shot, but does anyone recognize this patch. I thought it might have something to do with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron. It measures about 3 inches in diameter. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Bruce Linz
  7. That is a beautiful medal. I love these hand engraved ones. I think I have seen this engravers hand before. Thanks for sharing this
  8. The front and back of the ribbon and the stitches holding the brooch down. If you have another silver star you could compare the ribbon length and the fold where it goes thru the bottom loop. The forum is full of perfect examples of this medal. You could run it by Clinton Foster.
  9. I believe this is a ribboned medal. I think you would have to provide better photo for us to figure that out.
  10. Hello, I would appreciate any information or the identification of this patch. Thank you. Bruce Linz
  11. That medal was issued to Fred W. Foster on 27 November 1908. He was serving as a Major in the 5th Cavalry when he received the medal. Very nice medal.
  12. 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.
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