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I found this medal in a group of individual medals for sale; elsewhere here on the internet.

 

It is a Legion of Merit drape medal with the same device worn on the Legion of Merit - Commander grade ribbon bar.

 

I have been a collector since the late '60s (off and on) and I have never seen this combination of medal and device ever used. Subsequently, I can find no reference ever allowing this combination to be used. But, I am an imperfect being and am not omniscient.

 

Has anyone ever seen this combination of medal and device ever used?

 

Does anyone know if this IS an approved combination of medal and device?

 

Thanks to all who contribute. This is really puzzling me, and puzzles are meant to be solved.

 

Best regards,

 

Marko

 

 

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Hello,

 

This Legion of Merit medal and device combination looks like it was put together by someone who isn't a medal collector. The Legion of Merit - Commander device is authorized for the ribbon bar only and generally not awarded to U. S. Military personnel.

 

Semper Fi,

Bruce Linz

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Hello

 

I have had a LOM miniature with a Commander device on it.

 

I can't remember if it was USA or German law that forbid wearing a neck medal from a foreign nation if no neck ribbon of the own country is worn.

 

What, if a person was awarded a Commander degree and would wear the medal on his medal bar. I think it is legit that he, at that time wearing the Commander device.

 

Here is a picture of the item I have had. See #46

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/67703-legion-of-merit-showcase/page-2

 

Michael

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Thank you all for your most valuable input.

 

From what I am discerning, the drape medal with the Commander device is most likely an award to a foreign recipient.

 

I appreciate the quick and valuable replies.

 

Best regards,

 

Marko

Newest Want:

U.S Army Aviation Dis

SHAEF/USAREUR patches with attached tabs - All variants

US Air Force Silver filled/Silver Oxide qualification badges and wings

 

 

definitely an incomplete list.

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