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Great photos Dave! Thanks for posting this rare look.

 

Did you notice if they had anything from Admiral Jonas H.Ingram?


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Ribbons

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Great photos Dave! Thanks for posting this rare look.

 

Did you notice if they had anything from Admiral Jonas H.Ingram?

 

Hmmm....I can't remember anything from him in either location. :(

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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And a shoulderboard...

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This was attributed to James Stockdale, but it's only a display version...

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And a uniform to a female Captain

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Navy Good Conduct...

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More!

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And more...

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Yes, I thought the pillbox admiral's hat was very cool...

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More..

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Amazing Dave,

Any ideas how the Grand Cross orders and bars were mounted? Curious how the mounting keeps the weight of the badges and medals from stressing the ribbon drapes and sashes, and the mini medal cases as well....really amazing displays


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I guess I could actually look at the full sized pics and figure out who these belonged to...

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Someone on here does veteran's association awards. They had these mounted in the stairway and I figured I'd photograph them for him...

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Amazing Dave,

Any ideas how the Grand Cross orders and bars were mounted? Curious how the mounting keeps the weight of the badges and medals from stressing the ribbon drapes and sashes, and the mini medal cases as well....really amazing displays

 

I can tell you in the one particular case that we had open, the medals were secured by a piece of heavy steel coathanger wire (it wasn't coathanger wire, but you get the point). The top of the award was secured at the top of the hanger, and the bottom of the medal (or the hanging loop) was secured by a hook on the bottom of said wire. Sounds confusing, but makes sense and the medal isn't hanging on the ribbon...

 

And below is the last of the photos!

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Most impressive. Thanks for showing these photos. These ought to make some serious medal collectors drool just a bit!


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Most impressive. Thanks for showing these photos. These ought to make some serious medal collectors drool just a bit!

 

Thanks Lee! Both museums are open to the public, but the Naval War College museum is tougher to get into for the gen-pop due to the restrictions getting on base. The USNA museum can be walked to from the main gate without issue.


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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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I like the Veterans Organizations display, but they show a member's badger for the Sons of the American Revolution - which isn't a veterans organization; the SAR is composed of lineal descendants of Patriots who served or rendered aid during the war. Looks like they might also have a badger for the sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War...same thing.

 

 

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Great displays, thanks for posting.


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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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(and no, I don't know who the above uniform belonged to...)

4 Star with a Silver Lifesaving Medal. That would have been Chester's.

Really enjoyed all the photos, Dave!


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4 Star with a Silver Lifesaving Medal. That would have been Chester's.

Really enjoyed all the photos, Dave!

 

Thanks Kurt! I did just check and the uniform belonged to Admiral Connolly though...


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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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This was really enjoyable. Thanks for post.

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Thanks for the compliments, guys!

 

I was working with the curator of the Naval War College museum and I told him that I could really enjoy being in his position, as I'd start contacting all the War College graduates and their families and ask for uniforms and medals for the museum. I could amass the most amazing museum of flag and general officer uniforms and medals in the world, without a doubt. Unfortunately, he told me, that as a gov't employee, he's forbidden to solicit "gifts" (even if for the museum) and even if someone wished to donate the items to the museum, he's forbidden to accept gifts of over $20 in value...e.g. he couldn't accept anything even if people offered to donate it. Ouch. What a disservice some of the regulations have on preserving our nation's history (because yes, even though some of these guys are famous, their stuff still ends up going in the trash or just "getting lost" over time...) :(

 

Dave


Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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@ Dave, I've read Cpl Hugh Puvis (MofH) who captured the Korean colors in 1871 while serving aboard the USS Alaska, and served as the Academy Armorer for 35 years is buried in St Anne's cemetery and his MofH and the Korean colors are on display. True?



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