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A little help with James Cagney's Capt Flagg in What Price Glory. What are those ribbons, one in the center, a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal???, the one on the left, The Spanish American Campaign Medal???? and the one on the far right that looks solid Yellow, perhaps this is the China Campaign Medal (The Boxer Rebellion) and we can't see the Blue Edges???

 

 

Center is Philippines campaign medal ribbon.

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Center is Philippines campaign medal ribbon.

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Thanks Mariner. Will the other two on either side of it be correct then, the The Spanish American Campaign Medal and the one on the far right that looks solid Yellow, being the China Campaign Medal?

 

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MGM's 1961 tour de farce, "The Honeymoon Machine" starring Steve McQueen, Brigid Bazlen (supposed to be her breakout role but it didn't happen), Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss (hubba hubba!), Dean Jagger, Jack Weston and Jack Mullaney. Mullaney pictured with Mc Queen, Hutton in the background.

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McQueen's rack- Bronze Star, PH, Navy and Marine Corps, ?? looks like Phil. type 1 in this scan, but center stripe is whitish with a gold device??, and Korea ribbons.

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Sailor Weston's rack- China Service, European Theater?, ??, WWII Victory, Occupation, two Korea ribbons, ??, Expert Pistol or Rifle?

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Admiral Dean Jagger's rack- Navy Cross, DSM, Navy and Marine Corps, Purple Heart, Yangtze, ETO?, ??, WW2 Victory, ?? same unknown red with white center stripe and a device as Weston's?, ??, Korea. Note, Captain to the left of Jagger has very similar rack.

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Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss, who made a few comedies together in the 60s.

 

Jagger above, seems to have ETO and PTO ribbons and logically the one after is maybe Victory ribbon..

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Forrest Compton, who played Lt. Col. Ed Grey in several episodes of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., died last week at 94. Notice his Good Conduct Medal ribbon reflecting prior enlisted service and lack of National Defense Service Medal ribbon.

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Elvis portrayed a Navy EOD diver in 1967's "Easy Come, Easy Go". The first ribbon looks like the Coast Guard Silver LIfesaving Medal followed by the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  

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A nice Color still of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra  in the 1945 Film Anchors Aweigh. They are about to be both awarded the Silver Star Medal for some kind of action just as they are to go ashore at Los Angeles on a 4 Day pass.

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Another Color still of Sinatra after the award ceremony and out an around in Hollywood and  a Triple Ribbon Mount has now been acquired for the new addition of the SS Ribbon. Kelly has the same set up.

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On 12/29/2019 at 2:52 PM, 63 RECON said:

 

I thought his rank was commander not major but either way

Look the JAG Fandom Wiki.  It will show all of their final decorations and what they got them for.

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Found more photos from the 1955 musical It's Always Fair Weather (I posted one photo of Gene Kelly also with co star Cyd Charisse in it in the Hollywood Patches 2 topic a few years back where you just see his patch and rank)

 

Gene Kelly as Master Sergeant  Ted Riley with Silver Star CIB et al. In the movie which takes place in October 1945 in New York he's a 3rd Infantry Division vet, though should really be in the summer of 45 since Kelly and the other two GI buddies are wearing Khakis by October they would be in the OD IKEs really.

 

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