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This is one of my most sentimental groups being that he was a Submariner and a Mountaineer. LT jg Eugene Sturm Moore of Barrackville, WV began his Eternal Patrol along with all hands of USS Scamp SS-277 in November 1944 after an engagement with a Japanese aircraft (possibly of 901st NAG) and a coastal defense vessel (possibly the Type D class CD-4 of Lt Cmdr Mizutani). If anyone has any further information on LT jg Moore and his position aboard USS Scamp or photos of him I’d love to see. Enjoy! -Joshua 

 

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Very rare set. Especially the engraved Bronze Star. Thanks for showing it!

I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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Very nice grouping and that Bronze Star is really rare. Thanks for sharing.

 

Kurt

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Thank you all very much for the compliments! When the estate was broken up some other pieces were bought before the medals were discovered. After a little help and some detective work hopefully there will be a nice new addition posted soon! -Joshua 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

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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My goodness, I knew he had married Fleda only months before and knew they never had children but I didn’t know about any nieces or nephews. I wonder how such an import set of pieces could be separated like that. Lord only knows. Thank you very much for sharing that thread. -Joshua 

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You're welcome Joshua.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

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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I hadn't seen this post before.  Thanks for sharing!  Aside from the sacrifice these medals represent, there's some interesting combinations of unusual attributes worth discussing.  The purple heart box is USN, but the medal itself is slot brooch.  I'm not good enough at eyeing these to tell if the medal is late war USN or if it's a borrowed one from Army stocks (which was known to occur late-war).  Also, the engraving style is more representative of USN KIA PHs from earlier in the war. 

 

On the other hand, the bronze star medals is a USN-US Mint wrap brooch medal, but presented in a US Army style box.  However, it is marked with the glued paper ventral label you sometimes see on USN issued medals. 

 

Together, it really makes me scratch my head...

-Specializing in WWII (and earlier) Submarine material. Enthusiast of history and artifacts from all service branches.

 

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