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I recently got this with some other early Navy 1/2" wide ribbon bars from WWI to WWII, that appeared to go together, mostly duplicates of these ribbons. These three appeared to be of similar construction and style. The bottom two have the fasteners shown to the right.

 

Is it possible this could be to one man? There are a lot of campaign stars going on here!

 

Justin

 

 

 

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Well, I'm no expert, Justin, but it looks like a collection to me. If it belonged to one individual, he must have made a significant contribution to the war effort.

 

I recently bought a CBI tunic that came with a set of ribbons. One appears to be the Africa Star. I don't know how often this British medal was awarded to US personnel. It also has an interesting device that I have no clue about. The Africa Star is on top (also significant?)

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Looks fine to me...one of the vets I researched had two ETO campaigns and then transferred to the PTO...where he earned stars for EIGHT campaigns! Thoroughly possible!

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What is the A on the ADM ribbon?

 

From the navy.history.mil website:

 

Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel who served on the following vessels operating in actual or potential belligerent contact with the Axis forces in the Atlantic Ocean between the date set below the ship in the table below are authorized to wear upon the American Defense Service Medal service ribbon, a bronze letter "A" in lieu of the bronze star. Such letter shall be one-fourth inch in height and shall be worn centered on the ribbon. When the "A" is worn, no star shall be worn upon the ribbon (Executive Order No. 8808 of 28 June 1941; N.D.G.O. No. 172 of 20 April 1942).

 

http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/atlantic.htm

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This set has got to belong to one career sailor. Look at the unusual, distinctive stitching on all their reverse sides. I believe it is a 1946-47 transitional assembly, where the 2nd Nicaraguan ribbon bar follows the WW1 Victory. The other 3 place ribbon bar is last, and should be flipped so that the Navy Good Conduct is the last one. The NGC was placed (without stars) after the campaign ribbons before WW2. The 1948 Navy Awards Manual placed it ahead of the campaigns, and finally authorized re-up stars. This NGC ribbon is last but has stars, and IMHO appears to be a transitional assembly. This old salt sure had a busy eventful career.

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Nice ribbon set - I agree with Tom - The GCM should be the last ribbon on the bottom row

 

Bill

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Nice wide set of ribbons looks like a couple of sets are Vilking Quick Snap.

 

Leonardo

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Ok now this is cool!

 

Based on the seller's location (Lakeland, FL), and one of her past auctions for a 1942 "Crossing the Line" Certificate aboard the USS Wichita named to this individual, and the fact that she has only sold these two military items in the past ,I believe this may be our owner. I have emailed her to try for additional information. Let the research begin!

 

This image is from a 1977 Lakeland Newspaper.

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