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The New York Conspicuous Service Cross.


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Hey Jim. I'm just happy to see that I'm not the only person who really enjoys these awards. You truly have a fine representation of New York's Contribution to the World Wars. The story behind your grandfathers CSC is great. It honestly made my day reading it. Thank you for sharing.

 

 

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I was bidding on that, i did not know a purple heart was included did i miss something? Nice grouping though!

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Here's a Tiffany CSC #1338 with two NYS "OLCs" awarded 25 Jan 1922. Chester Underhill was a U.S. Army 1st Lt. Chaplain who served in France with the Marines of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Div. He was awarded two Silver Citation Stars and a Croix de Guerre. Unusual to see a CSC with 2nd & 3rd award devices.

 

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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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I saw this one too Walt, nice catch. I also was unaware that a PH came with the group.

 

Bobgee, that is a beautiful example. I agree, it's not often you see "OLCs" on the ribbon bars or on the medals themselves. A nice find to a man of God and Country.

 

 

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CSC# 7984 to Captain Harold E. Flett.

 

Harold E. Flett was born November 5th 1920 in Oswego New York.He enlisted in the NY National Guard in 1940 and was assigned to the 108th Infantry Regiments Medical Detachment. During WWII, the 108th was transferred out of the 27th and given to the 40th Infantry Division (California's National Guard) and served in the Pacific Theater of war. 2nd Lieutenant Flett took part in all of the division's campaigns and was wounded in action. He received his Purple Heart August 15th 1945. After the war Harold continued to serve in the 27th as it was transformed into an armored unit. During the Korean War, Harold was assigned to the 249th Field Battalion at the Syracuse Armory. He retired as a Captain in 1960.

 

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With the recent passing of the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy Landings, I'd like to revive the thread with the first Conspicuous Service Cross I ever bought.

 

CSC # 14228 to Private First Class Joseph J McMahon.

 

 

Joseph McMahon was born on April 16th 1923 in Bronx New York. He enlisted in 1943 and was assigned to the 1st Division. McMahon served in the 18th Regiments B-Company in all of its engagements from Omaha Beach to Central Europe. During this time PFC. McMahon was decorated with 2 Purple Hearts, 3 Bronze Stars (one was later converted to a Combat Infantryman's Badge) for his bravery in action during the Normandy landings, breaching of the Siegfried Line, and capture of the Remagen Bridge. After the war he moved to Ronkonkoma Long Island with his wife "Millie" and started a family. Joseph passed away November 16th 2006.

 

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