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On 8/1/2022 at 10:58 PM, Dave said:

One of the cooler groups with a US award to a foreigner. There's a thread on here about this...I think was Hermanus who helped me find the recipient. 

 

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Great group!  Is this in your collection? 

His ribbons are in a Dutch military museum.

 

Herman

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Just now, Hermanus said:

 

Great group!  Is this in your collection? 

His ribbons are in a Dutch military museum.

 

Herman

 

No, unfortunately. I sold it back in 2005, if I remember correctly. 

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Thanks Dave for the quick answer.

 

 I don't know what happened. 

Hit the send button 5 times I guess. 😕

 

Regards

Herman 

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52 minutes ago, Hermanus said:

Thanks Dave for the quick answer.

 

 I don't know what happened. 

Hit the send button 5 times I guess. 😕

 

Regards

Herman 

 

You were just very excited to see such an excellent group! 🤣

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44 minutes ago, Dave said:

 

You were just very excited to see such an excellent group! 🤣

 

Indeed I do! 

 

I studied the career of this officer and it was interesting to say the least.

 

The US Victory medal is an unofficial variant with a ball knob. Also the Russian medal for zeal got me stumped. Both could point out to US service in Russia in 1919. He was 25 years old then, but this is a wild guess on my part. The French WW1 Croix de Guerre makes 3 awards for WW1 and this enlarges the mistery as the Netherlands was neutral in WW1. His group lacks the Dutch Mobilisation Cross for WW1 which means he didn't serve in the Dutch Armed forces during this war. As he was born in 1894 this is odd.

 

He became a reserve officer in July 1929 and in that position he earned the BVA medal. The BVA medal was earned by succeeding in a 24 hours long endurance test by car. A silver one with blue enamel means 5 times succeeding in this event. The event was organized from 1930 to 1939. I saw this silver medal only once and it is in this set!

 

He was promoted to reserve Captain in 1939 and actively served in the Dutch Army in May 1940 and also went to the Dutch Indies during 1945-1950. The figure XXX on his Officerscross was awarded in 1959. During this time, in 1960, he also received the US LoM. I found the GO for this. Furthermore he received an Officerscross in the Order of Orange-Nassau in april 1959, which is not in this group as it was given back to the Chancellery of Dutch Orders after his death. He retired in 1959 as a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the Technical Branch. He died November 24, 1983.

 

So indeed an excellent group Dave.

 

Regards

Herman 

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Hi Dave,

 

Too bad, I do have Robert O. Bare in my records, and the Ulchi gold star is a full match, but unfortunately I do not have his Ulchi number. I do have a lot of others but not this one.

When you or any one else is ever in the occasion, please let me know the number, I would appreciate it! And make my list more and more complete!

 

Take care

Sampo

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On 8/1/2022 at 5:30 PM, Dave said:

A very sad group. He was killed by his wife after his return from Vietnam... 

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I remember his class A uniform being sold on ebay over 15 years ago. The seller claimed the stain on the Purple Heart ribbon was blood, but I was pretty sure it wasn't. Thanks for sharing this grouping!

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On 8/1/2022 at 5:16 PM, Dave said:

Here's one that makes my eyes bleed. Yes, the guy who mounted them did keep the original drapes, so I restored the group. Still....ooof....

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I dunno. I really like the British-style court mounting. The drape behind the planchet looks really nice, plus the planchets are sewn down so they don't swing around and damage the medals. I'd give my right arm to own one of these groups that are court-mounted.

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  • 2 weeks later...

My latest acquisition: a Marine Corps Medal bar to an Afghanistan veteran featuring the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Service Medal w/ 1 campaign star, and the NATO ISAF Medal.

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My latest, which just arrived today. Somehow, in all my years of collecting, I never had a Coast Guard medal bar in my collection. So, I'm proud to say this is my very first. The Achievement Medal is also my first-ever CG Achievement Medal.

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