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My grandfather Elliott Harrocks. I recreated it based on what I know to be factual. His records lost in the infamous fire. The remnants of what we did have were literally eaten by my dog 20 years ago. 
 

Moderators please feel free to move this to the attributed groups page, I selected the incorrect subgroup 

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I posted these in another thread that doesn't get much traffic, so I thought I'd repost them here in case members hadn't seen them in the other one. All but one of these are attributed. The very last one, featuring the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal w/ 1 Gold Star, is attributed to Lt. Cdr. Randall J. H*a*g*e*r. He had been a Chief Petty Officer prior to being commissioned, and was also entitled to the Meritorious Service Medal. Unfortunately, I don't have any of his other medals, ribbons, etc.

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Oops, I noticed in my post that I said all but one are attributed. I meant unattributed. Sorry it took so long for me to catch that. I need my eyes checked lol

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On 4/22/2022 at 4:34 PM, jmpmstr said:

My grandfather Elliott Harrocks. I recreated it based on what I know to be factual. His records lost in the infamous fire. The remnants of what we did have were literally eaten by my dog 20 years ago. 
 

Moderators please feel free to move this to the attributed groups page, I selected the incorrect subgroup 

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Beautiful group

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Lt. Commander James Risk US Navy liaison between the Vatican and Italian Crown after the armistice in WW2.

 

The Lt Commander was also involved with Italian Democratization.

 

The rim of each individual US medal is engraved.

 

 

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11 hours ago, jmpmstr said:

Phenomenal and that rim engraving!!! The cat’s meow IMO


 

 Since you mentioned it.

 

 

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My father served 34 years. Landed on Utah Beach D-Day, Korean War,  and Vietnam War.  Here are Dad's medals.

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Here’s one to a Navy mustang who had an interesting career. I presume he was still aboard the USS Susan B. Anthony when she was struck by a mine off Normandy. 

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On 6/28/2022 at 3:35 PM, manayunkman said:

Lt. Commander James Risk US Navy liaison between the Vatican and Italian Crown after the armistice in WW2.

 

The Lt Commander was also involved with Italian Democratization.

 

The rim of each individual US medal is engraved.

 

 

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WOW! This group is something else. Love the British-style court mounting (the best way to mount medals in my opinion). I'm surprised there are no American decorations to go along with the foreign awards. It's definitely unique though. I can't imagine anyone else having such an unusual combination of awards.

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Here is something I'll bet you've never seen before. A five place bar with a WWII Victory Medal on both ends! The bar belonged to Richard T. Houlette who served in the Merchant Marine in WWII and then transitioned to the US Coast Guard. Houlette reached the rank of Commander during his decades of service. So, he entered service early enough to earn the WWII Victory Medal, served in Korea to earn the National Defense, Korea Service and Korea UN and then wore to Merchant Marine WWII Victory medal at the end of the bar.

 

Crazy huh?

 

Allan

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Surprised I haven't contributed to this thread as I've had more than a few mounted groups pass through my hands!

Here's one, CAPT James W. Fresh, USN. He was prior enlisted Coast Guard. 

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Okay, so I never owned these, but I did find the photo to be the most breathtaking group I've ever seen. 😳 The group to Richard H. Truly, Navy and NASA. Just amazing! Photo courtesy of the National Archives. 

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Absolutely nothing heroic...but these are mine. Yes, I had them mounted contrary to regulations as I didn't have room for a third row in the frame. 😁

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Even more boring than my personal medals... 😄 That said, CAPT Irwin Fike had an impressive career, holding many important jobs. These came from his family. 

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14 minutes ago, Dave said:

The group to John G. Graf, who was a POW/MIA (remains never recovered) in Vietnam. 

 

 

 

Here's a better shot of the mounted medals...

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