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Here's a recent addition off eBay. A large stack of ribbons to one Marine, not in order naturally. Includes a NAM with 'V', GC, CAR and more! Has the same kind of plastic rails that are still made today. Ribbons show honest wear, so I believe this to be period original and not put-together. Also included is his 5th award expert badge. Clutches on the badge are marked NS Meyer, and the 5th award bar is marked and dated OEC4-79. Officer Equipment Corps April 1979. Maybe a little research can narrow down who it belonged to

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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You probably could get an idea of who this is, because that foreign award directly underneath the NDSM is the National Order of Vietnam (Knight) and is a very prestigious decoration. The only thing is, it doesn't have a frame like the one pictured. And I don't know if someone of his rank at the time could have been awarded it.

 

The ribbon for sea deployment came out in 1981, so the rack is at least from then.

 

I've never seen a rack that beaten up/soiled though.


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the CAR was a post-Vietnam institution. I didn't know what that one ribbon was, thanks for pointing it out

 

I've come across soiled ones hidden in attics many a time, especially some sad older examples

 

starting to wonder...put together?


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Looks like he was in after 1961 but out by 1991, ribbons are out of order.

 

Interesting that he was a career marine with a navy Achievement w/V but no

Purple Heart.

 

He may not have been an '03

 

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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precedence is seriously screwed up - something no MARCORPS lifer would ever let happen.


US Navy Seabees, MCB40

Chu Lai, RVN 67-68

Phu Bai, RVN 68-69

 

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precedence is seriously screwed up - something no MARCORPS lifer would ever let happen.

esp with regs...if it was put together, it was done awhile ago.


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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