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Went to the flea market yesterday and my only score was a bag full of ribbons and a couple of patches. I really didnt look closely at it when I bought it, and when I got home and dumped it out, here is what I had:

 

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Most of the ribbons I have identified, others I am still working on (mainly the 2nd, 3rd and 4th from the left in the rolls of ribbon).

 

There are also a few pieces I have had no luck figuring out:

 

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Backs:

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The medal on the right was not in the bag, but was mixed in with other medals in a box, all of which were missing their ribbons. I hadnt seen this one before so I took a shot on it. As for the wings and seahorse patch, I havent got a clue, I practially wore google out yesterday trying to identify them. Any help would be appreciated.

 

-Ryan

Looking for Purple Hearts to service members from Roanoke Virginia and the surrounding area (Bedford, Botetourt, Vinton, Salem, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Giles, etc.)

I'm willing to pay a premium. $$$

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Purple Hearts named to service members buried in the Normandy Cemetery or Arlington Cemetery.

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NICE score! That's some beautiful ribbon material that all looks like it's from the 50s and 60s (if not earlier!) I'd be interested in some of it if you ever want to let it go!

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Bullion patch is US Navy Aerographer's mate. Navy weatherman.

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Looking for medals for the following groupings:

2nd Lt Victor P. Mangano KIA 6 Feb 1945 Engineers

Pvt First Class Ashur A. Handel KIA 14 Dec 1944 78th Div

Cmdr Bruce Nystrom KIA 2 Dec 1966

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The ribbon left of the Berlin airlift is the Washington National Guard Achievement. (#3 from the left) See post #18:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/171408-images-of-ribbons-that-people-ask-to-identify-often/

 

To the left of that is the WWI St. Mihiel medal. (#2 from the left)

 

 

The rest, I believe, are fairly easy to ID if you don't already know 'em.

 

Nice finds...I sent you a PM as well!

 

Rob

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Call me stupid but what is the seahorse imposed on the ship's wheel? I have a similar type of insignia for the Army Transportation Corps and I thought the seahorse might be a sub-variant, but it's not.

 

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Kids patch?

 

 

Now I feel real stupid. What's a kids patch? :unsure:

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Now I feel real stupid. What's a kids patch? :unsure:

 

 

I'm not sure if it is but doesn't look U.S. military.Could also be a generic patch for boaters? Just looks like the same material and stitching on the crossed anchor and wheel seen on nautical hats, like the skipper.

 

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I'm not sure if it is but doesn't look U.S. military.Could also be a generic patch for boaters? Just looks like the same material and stitching on the crossed anchor and wheel seen on nautical hats, like the skipper.

 

 

 

 

Gotcha......makes sense to me. :)

"The history of gunfighting fails to record a single fatality resulting from a quick noise...speed's fine, but accuracy is final." William (Bill) H. Jordan, 1965

 

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Thanks for the help with ribbon identification guys :)

 

As for the seahorse patch, I didnt have a good feeling about it being a military patch, and since someone mentioned it, it does look like something that would be on one of the generic white boater/captain hats.

Looking for Purple Hearts to service members from Roanoke Virginia and the surrounding area (Bedford, Botetourt, Vinton, Salem, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Giles, etc.)

I'm willing to pay a premium. $$$

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Purple Hearts named to service members buried in the Normandy Cemetery or Arlington Cemetery.

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I thought Army Transportation Branch insignia. Just a variant.

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US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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I thought Army Transportation Branch insignia. Just a variant.

So did I, perhaps water / sea transport. But I can't find any reference to it.

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So did I, perhaps water / sea transport. But I can't find any reference to it.

 

 

It could be.To me it looks like one of those nautical patches.The material, from the pic, looks to be that fuzzy type stuff.

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It's hard to tell on my phone. But the first facing picture looks like fuzzy material. And the second looks like regular uniform / light canvas material. I sure would like to get this locked down for sure. If it is Army it opens up a whole new can of worms. I'm gonna crop the photo and post it in the patch / insignia category and see what those guys think.

"The history of gunfighting fails to record a single fatality resulting from a quick noise...speed's fine, but accuracy is final." William (Bill) H. Jordan, 1965

 

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It's actually a winged wheel. Lapel insignia for a Transportation Agent in the Army Transport Service. If you have a copy of the National Geographic insignia booklet from 1944 it's shown on page 112. Al

Call me stupid but what is the seahorse imposed on the ship's wheel? I have a similar type of insignia for the Army Transportation Corps and I thought the seahorse might be a sub-variant, but it's not.

 

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It's actually a winged wheel. Lapel insignia for a Transportation Agent in the Army Transport Service. If you have a copy of the National Geographic insignia booklet from 1944 it's shown on page 112. Al

 

 

Right, I know the winged wheel. The image posted is mine. I want to nail down the first image of the seahorse imposed on the wheel posted by RDUNE.

 

Thanks for the heads-up on the National Geographic. I wasn't aware of it. Now I am and I just added it to my reference library courtesy of e-bay.

 

Scott

"The history of gunfighting fails to record a single fatality resulting from a quick noise...speed's fine, but accuracy is final." William (Bill) H. Jordan, 1965

 

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Great Find on the ribbons !!! Blue Skies Mark

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

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1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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I think I see some Navy Cross fabric in there. Very nice!

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-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

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