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Cheap repro.... Just kidding! Nice miniature group. I believe it is missing the medals of another row, or maybe somebody can verify if there were ever instances that the top 3 only were worn. Usually, it's the top 4 or 5.....

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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I've always thought the mini's were a post-WWII item so they are not subject to the same kind technical nuances as the full-sized medals. Certainly someone who knows differently can (and will) correct me on that.

 

I've got mini's for a WWII CBI pilot - got them straight from the family and the pretty much look like yours.


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...I've always thought the mini's were a post-WWII item...

Interesting question, F.S. I knew that minis existed before WWII but my instinct was that they were suspended for the duration...evidently not. One-half size miniature decorations (except the Medal of Honor) and service medals were authorized throughout WWII (AR 600-35, eds. 1941 and 1944) and "Miniatures of the decorations, service medals, and ribbons are worn attached to a bar or chain on the left lapel of military or civilian evening clothes." (AR 600-40, ed. 1944). As a practical matter, there probably weren't many occasions for wearing minis during the War but there's the rule.

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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As a practical matter, there probably weren't many occasions for wearing minis during the War but there's the rule.

 

I would imagine the only people wearing minis during the war were the brass in Washington making the rounds of the DC social network that never stopped, even for war.


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I've heard on this site and others that only the ribbons for the WWII campaign medals (European-African-Middle Eastern, Asiatic-Pacific, American) were available during the war and that the full sized medals were not actually produced until either 1946 or 1947, long after most veterans had been discharged. I would assume that would be true of the miniature medals as well, so this set is probably post-WWII.

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Nice little trio. It says, simply, "I was in the War in the Pacific and was awarded a DFC and 4 Air Medals and 3 Campaign Stars". "How about you?"

 

Probably 1950s/60s and worn by a former service member on a civilian Tux at dress affairs. No need to show the "other stuff".

Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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...only the ribbons for the WWII campaign medals (European-African-Middle Eastern, Asiatic-Pacific, American) were available during the war and that the full sized medals were not actually produced until either 1946 or 1947, long after most veterans had been discharged...

General release of the WWII service medals commenced in mid-1947 with the American Defense Service Medal and the WWII Victory Medal, followed in mid-1948 by the campaign medals for Asiatic-Pacific, EAME, and American Theaters and the Occupation Medal. By the time these medals were available, many veterans evidently did not care....

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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