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  1. Here are the obverse and reverse images of membership medal of the Past Grand Supreme Seam Squirrel. Note the apparent engraving error in "Supreme." He must have left out the "P," added the "foot" to the "R" (compare that "R" to those in "squirrel," and then cut in the "P." Incidentally, Healy was not the model soldier, he was reduced and promoted a number of times, a not unusual career pattern in AEF soldiers.
  2. Here are some of the more unusual bars to the membership medal/badge. Note that the pendants are both of the second/later(?) type. Evidently you could get a gilded upgrade.
  3. Almost certainly an officer but good luck on the attribution.
  4. Service in Italy is not necessarily a clue, especially since the group includes a French CdG. Italian War Merit Crosses were awarded to a number of soldiers who served in France/Flanders but as far as I know there is no list of recipients. Any idea where this group came from geographically? The reason I ask is the MBSM suggests a NG unit. Also, my guess is the recipient was an officer.
  5. In addition to the ones you cited, I've seen: Scotland Ireland Poland Cuba Philippines Hawaii The MOC's lineage goes through the VFW to the Spanish War Veterans, hence the last three bars. There's probably a China bar but haven't seen an example yet. Since the badges and bars are unofficial and probably privately purchased, the member could buy whatever he wanted/felt entitled to. For an example, I have a First War group which includes a MOC membership badge engraved on the reverse to a "Past Supreme Seam Squirrel 1927," a top broac
  6. For some reason Speidel's surname is miss-spelled on the medal (Spiedel) but correctly spelled in the citation.
  7. It's actually the collar brass for uniforms worn by students at Mount Sacred Heart, a Catholic boys school (1940-87, now it's co-ed) in San Antonio, Texas. The school has a web site with more information if you're interested. The standard collar brass consisted of the "M.S.H." and Infantry branch. I was a student there from 1952 to 1960 and still have one set of my collar brass and a SSI. According to the school's web site, students still wear uniforms but, judging from the images on the school's website and the web site of their uniform supplier, there is no longer any collar insignia or ran
  8. I should amend that by adding, Army campaign medals.
  9. The small-lettered PR Occupation medals are the rarest of the numbered/attributable campaign medals.
  10. The piece appears to be an 8" self-propelled gun carriage which makes some sense since artillery units were based in Ulm. What's surprising about this krug (it's not a "stein") is that it's named to an enlisted man, they're almost always named to an officer. Is there a lithopane in the bottom?
  11. No. 2946 was issued to Joseph R. Jefferis, veteran 13th Cav, on 18 Mar 1916. Any other prefixed or unprefixed number is unattributable.
  12. The 151st FA Bde (301st, 302nd, 303rd FA Regts, 301st TM Battery) was detached from the 76th Division on arrival in France, and then trained and operated separately for the remainder of the war. From 2 to 11 Nov 1918 the 151st FA (less the 301st FA Regiment and 301st TM Btry) was attached to the French II Colonial and then the French XVII Corps' in the St. Mihiel sector in Lorraine, thus earning entitlement to the DS clasp. The only other 76th Div units to earn combat clasps were the 301st Engr Regt which participated in the actual St. Mihiel offensive, 12-16 Sep, as corps troops (St. Mihie
  13. IW No. 134 LTC (ret.) Ezra R. Fuller IW No. 835 SGT Thomas Farrel, Trp G, 4th Cav, issued on 22 Dec 1908
  14. The black cardboard tube which is holding the flag's staff has a label on it which indicates it's a gift from the city of New York to the Pilgrim. You can barely see the label in the image, only half of it is visible. I have no idea about its true value. They are sometimes seen on eBay in various states of preservation (frequently poor) with extravagant claims by sellers about rarity. This one appears to be in much better shape than average. I bought one eight years ago for $5 because it was poorly described and I was the only bidder. I've also seen them offered for starting prices all over pl
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