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Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal. The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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I have one like that and it didn't have a ribbon with it either.


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WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal. The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

 

Here is a little history about the building found on your medal.

 

The Takarazuka Theater, at Yurakucho built in 1934, was requisitioned by Occupation forces from 1945-1952 for use as a movie and stage theater for Allied military personnel. During this time, it was named the "Ernie Pyle" theater, after the beloved American journalist killed in 1945 during the Iwo Jima campaign. The Takarazuka theater was demolished in 1998.

 

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Hello, I have this medal and my questions are, does anyone have one with a ribbon? second, was this just a purchased souvineer medal ? I know it was not an issue medal. The building on the rear says Ernie Pyle. We all know uncle Ernie. Thanks in advance, David

 

Here are a couple of pictures, front and back of medals with ribbons. Note that the date is different on the medals, and the shape was different too. So I would guess that they were a Souvenir item that our troops could purchase, but just my guess.

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Hello Thanks for sharing your photo's! Regards David

interesting to also note the different dates on the medals.............



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Very nice medals. I've never seen them before. Thanks for sharing.


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