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  1. I originally thought that as well. However, neither of these two medals are listed on eMedals' website. The seller is supposedly located out of Nova Scotia, while eMedals is located in Burlington Ontario.
  2. I stumbled across these 2 listings from a seller out of Canada, One is an early type 1 MOH and the other is a type 2 MOH. What's strange is that they are listed in the 1919-1938 militaria section which seems a bit odd. Are these legit unissued medals or possibly display copies that were made later? https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MOH-ARMY-MEDAL-TYPE-1-NOT-NAMED-WITH-MAKERS-NAME-ORIGINAL-VERY-RARE/174166803340 https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MOH-ARMY-MEDAL-TYPE-2-NOT-NAMED-WITH-MAKERS-NAME-ORIGINAL-VERY-RARE/184141969865
  3. I have come across countless examples of WWII campaign medals/ribbons with the arrowhead device. I was curious if anybody out there knows if the arrowhead device has been awarded for more recent conflicts such as the Gulf War, Iraq War, or Afghanistan? Thanks! John
  4. Thanks for the replies regarding this topic. I have to admit...I too did not even know this award existed until I stumbled across some brief online information. If anybody out there can provide any additional info...I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks! John
  5. I was curious if anyone out there could answer a question for me about the short-lived Army Wound Ribbon. It was established on September 6, 1917 for wounds received in combat, and later rescinded on 6 January 12, 1918. My question is this...was the ribbon ever officially awarded to any service members? If so...does anybody know how many were awarded? Last and final question...are there any surviving examples of the ribbon? Thanks! John
  6. Can you share a picture of this ribbon? Thanks! John
  7. It took me well over a year to research and I.D. this African-American Civil War Veteran. He has quite a unique (and sad) story. It wasn't too difficult to I.D. the photo. According to the census data from 1880 - 1890 only 1 African-American was listed as residing in Northern Wisconsin at the time. Henry Ashby's name also appeared in the Civil War Veteran's census from 1885 and 1895. It listed his unit as the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery. Henry Ashby was Eagle River's first black resident. He died in Eagle River, WI in 1907 and was buried in an unmarked grave at the local cem
  8. Hello, I am looking for a Combat Infantryman Badge and an Expert Infantryman Badge made by the J. Balme Company in Paris. These were made out of sterling silver in the early 90's and have the fancy detailed scroll work on the buttstock of the musket. I bought one of the CIB versions back in the early 90's and sold it to a fellow member a couple years back (I could kick myself for doing that ). The reason I want to get an example of each (CIB & EIB) is for my son since he'll be testing for his EIB soon and will likely end up earning his CIB as well, once he's deployed to Afgha
  9. That would be the one!!! Thanks BEAST!! :thumbsup: John
  10. I'm trying to locate the website for an online U.S. military medals auction which runs about twice a year. I had it saved in my favorites but my kids deleted it by mistake. They carry some rare and hard to find items every auction cycle. Does anybody have the link? Thanks in advance for any help! John
  11. I shared this on the "Latest Finds & Acquisitions" thread but figured I'd post it here since it's my favorite find this year. John
  12. Oh man! This video brings back so many memories of some of the dumb privates I got saddled with as an NCO. John
  13. I recently acquired this rare CDV photo of an African-American Civil War vet which shows him wearing his GAR membership medal. After months of research I was finally able to identify him as Private Henry Ashby who served in B company, 9th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded in the thigh during the battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia. John
  14. I love this photo...thanks for sharing! :thumbsup: I thought I'd share a picture of some kids who were playing "war" way back during the Spanish American War of 1898. This picture shows some local kids from Marshfield, WI who called themselves "Cole's Cuban Cadets". Charlie Cole was the neighborhood ring leader who rounded up all his buddies so they could re-enact beating the snot out of the Spanish. Two of the boys pictured actually lived in our house a few years after this picture was taken. (Sorry for the poor quality of the photo...after over 100 years it was rather faded!) John
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