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An Honor and Privilege WW1 DSC

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Very beautiful and complete group! Congratulations on becoming the caretaker of his medals and his memory! 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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Outstanding group to a true American Hero, thank you for posting.


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Thanks gents! Now to get all framed and up for display.

 

Fritz

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Incredible group! Thanks for sharing this. Below is what the "March on the Rhine" loks like framed.

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How many DSCs were awarded in WW1?

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The Army awarded 6,428 DSCs in WWI. (BTW that is fewer than were awarded in WWI, likely because at that time there were no other lesser medals for valor.)

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What a real gem of a grouping there Fritz! That DSC is the nicest example that I have ever seen.....that case alone is amazing and the paperwork really ties it all up in one SWEET package. Congrats on being the caretaker of such a group!


Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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The Army awarded 6,428 DSCs in WWI. (BTW that is fewer than were awarded in WWI, likely because at that time there were no other lesser medals for valor.)

 

(I must have been tired when I wrote this.) Total awarded in WWI was 6,428. There were fewer (4,427) DSCs awarded in WWII because other valor awards had been created.

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Thanks Brian!

 

12A54, LOL, I know the feeling, need that 3rd cup of joe to get the mind working in the AM myself

 

Fritz

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Thanks! I'm still in awe myself

 

Fritz

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Here are a few more items, reunion pins

 

Fritz

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I have a studio photo of a 32nd enlisted man with his DSC and Croix de Guerre. I had been doing some research to determine the identity of the soldier. The name I came up with was Joseph A. Chayie based on the Calumet, Mich. embossed on the photo. I stumbled across you group Super.

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Wow! Thats where he was from, would love to see it.

 

Fritz

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