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  1. Here is a picture of the ribbon for the American Defense Service Medal with the "A" device on a uniform in my collection.
  2. The only "A" device I am aware of is worn on the American Defense Service Medal drape or ribbon and was authorized for wear by personnel who served on board specific ships with the Atlantic Fleet between June 22, 1941 and December 7, 1941. I suspect someone placed the "A" device on their Navy Good Conduct Medal ribbon either by mistake or to show they had earned the device but only wanted to wear one ribbon, for example on the lapel of a suit jacket.
  3. My father was in the 509 in WWII and I have one of his original patches. The thing that seems odd about this one is the "hands" on the edges of the door are built up off the edging and not off the arms. All of the ones I have seen the "hands" were created by widening the arms. Please note, I am not an expert on these patches, its just something I noticed that seems different.
  4. That is good to know. Thank you so much for the help!
  5. I have PA National Guard Border Service Medal 4241. It came in a group with a World War I Victory Medal with five bars, a World War 1 U.S. Service Medal from the citizens of Tacony, Phila PA, and Mexican Border Service Medal 12482 which traces to Harry Burns of West Philadelphia. I would love to know if the PA National Guard Border Service Medal also traces to Harry Burns. Thank you for any help you can give.
  6. I was a member of the Army & Navy Union for a few years in the late 1980s until the garrison I was a member of in Conneaut Ohio folded. There are less than 30 garrisons still in existence, with most of them being in Ohio. This is a link to their web site where you can get more information. https://sites.google.com/site/armynavyunionusa/home
  7. Roscoe Robinson Jr. was the first African American to become a four star general in the United Stares Army. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was the first African American to become a general officer in the United States Army.
  8. All I can say is WOW! What a great grouping to a great American hero.
  9. Selective Service Medal and award document to Major General Thomas Henry Green. Major General Green was executive officer to the Military Governor of Hawaiian Islands during World War II, and Judge Advocate General of the United States Army from 1945 to 1949.
  10. I love them! Those are so great, thank you for sharing.
  11. Dr. Mary Walker is buried close to where I live, here is a picture of her Grave.
  12. The pebble look of the background behind the letters indicates reproductions. Sorry.
  13. I wouldn't say the green aviation uniforms are rare, but they are certainly not as common as the blues or whites. Very nice group and the fact that you knew the man makes it even more special for you.
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