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  1. Fantastic grouping! I remember this one being on eBay recently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The Theater Made Ribbon Group of Captain Raul Brown Perez. Born in 1925 to a distinguished naval family, Raul B. Perez began his service after graduating from Coronado High School in 1943 and enrolling in the University of Texas’ NROTC program. While in college, Perez became a star athlete on the University’s Varsity Football team and played under the direction of famed Coach Dana X. Bible, and alongside future NFL Hall of Fame running back Bobby Lane. After graduating early in 1945 with a degree in Political Science, he earned a commission as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, seeing limited serv
  3. One of my favorite groupings with Theater Made Ribbons. The grouping of US Navy Captain Leonard Harmon: 1938 graduate of the USNA, Navy Pilot, and one of only 217 US Naval personnel awarded decorations by the Soviet Union during WWII, having earned the Order of Glory 3rd Class for severely damaging the German Submarine U-966, which was eventually scuttled by her crew off the Spanish coast. After spotting U-966, Harmon and the crew of his B-24 (along with another B-24) immediately began their attack, making several strafing runs over the U-Boat while encountering heavy flak from her anti airc
  4. Grouping of Brigadier General Gerald A. Counts: Career officer, esteemed professor, engineer, and Dean of the West Point Academic Board. Gerald Counts was born in 1895 to a well respected family in Ranger, Texas. After moving to Long Beach, California at the turn of the century, Counts would receive an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, and would graduate with honors in 1917 (just in time for America’s involvement in WWI). Counts was assigned to the 6th Engineer Regiment of the 3rd Division, and would see heavy action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Defense of
  5. Grouping of Brigadier General Gerald A. Counts: Career officer, esteemed professor, engineer, and Dean of the West Point Academic Board. Gerald Counts was born in 1895 to a well respected family in Ranger, Texas. After moving to Long Beach, California at the turn of the century, Counts would receive an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, and would graduate with honors in 1917 (just in time for America’s involvement in WWI). Counts was assigned to the 6th Engineer Regiment of the 3rd Division, and would see heavy action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Defense
  6. The Theater Made Ribbon Group of Captain Raul Brown Perez. Born in 1925 to a distinguished naval family, Raul B. Perez began his service after graduating from Coronado High School in 1943 and enrolling in the University of Texas’ NROTC program. While in college, Perez became a star athlete on the University’s Varsity Football team and played under the direction of famed Coach Dana X. Bible, and alongside future NFL Hall of Fame running back Bobby Lane. After graduating early in 1945 with a degree in Political Science, he earned a commission as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, seeing limited servi
  7. Thank you Parks! And WOW! Those are beautiful examples! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Fantastic grouping! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Uniform of Rear Admiral William Henry Ashford: 1927 graduate of the US Naval Academy, esteemed Naval Aviator, Captain of the USS Midway, Staff Officer and close friend of Fleet Admiral Bull Halsey during WWII, recipient of the Silver Star, and one of roughly 1,900 recipients of the ultra rare Silver Lifesaving Medal. RADM Ashford began his Naval career after transferring from the University of Georgia to the Naval Academy in 1923. After graduating in 1927, he was posted to the Battleship USS West Virginia as a newly commissioned officer. It was while the West Virginia was docked in Honolu
  10. Wow! I love this set! Looks like it was made by Leu’s Handicraft. Their stuff is gorgeous and extremely high quality. -Jimmy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That grouping is incredible. He definitely deserved a MOH imo. -Jimmy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The grouping of US Navy Captain Leonard Harmon: 1938 graduate of the USNA, Navy Pilot, and one of only 217 US Naval personnel awarded decorations by the Soviet Union during WWII, having earned the Order of Glory 3rd Class for severely damaging the German Submarine U-966, which was eventually scuttled by her crew off the Spanish coast. After spotting U-966, Harmon and the crew of his B-24 (along with another B-24) immediately began their attack, making several strafing runs over the U-Boat while encountering heavy flak from her anti aircraft gun. This flak severely damaged the B-24’s Bombay d
  13. Thank you John. I was very excited to find these on the Facebook Make an Offer page. The real thrill though was finding a photo of him with the assistance of a friend of mine. It’s always awesome to put a face to an award and make it’s story more personal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thank you! I’ve got a few more to share down the road. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thank you John! I totally agree. It’s a shame the modern decorations are of such poor quality, it cheapens the meaning of the award imo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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