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Hello All,

 

Found this among a Vietnamese and WWII Japanese mixed miscellaneous grouping. Have not had any luck identifying it - hope someone might know what it is - likely am going to put an entire group up for sale.

 

Thanks,

 

Eric

 

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France - World War I Wound Medal

 

 

Bill

"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Wound medal

 

 

Bob,

 

It looks similar to the South Vietnamese Wound Medal, but, the examples I've seen are six-pointed stars with different color ribbon. Is this a different "grade"?

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It is exactly what USMCR79 has stated, French WWI.

 

 

Sorry everyone, for some reason, VP's was the only post I saw when I commented.

 

Thank you, USMCR79, VP and Austin for the quick confirmations!

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Interesting... The French were in SE Asia for a very long time. Just curious but what else was in the grouping?

Regards,

Mike

 

 

Mike,

 

Here are some of the items that were in the grouping. There was also some personal gear, like an unused snakebite kit, canteen and some other stuff.

 

I'd be curious to know what the brass "chit" with the "3y"-like character is (it has the same thing on both sides). I assume the red star is a cap badge.

 

 

Regards,

 

Eric

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