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Won this recently on eBay...the Good Cookie ribbon is a bit ragged where the rifle suspension pulled for decades, but I straightened it out. What is interesting is the catch on the mini-medals, more consistent with WWII than WWI but the medals are without a doubt early. Also, check out the ribbons on the bar, the stripes are seperate construction! Anyone know anything about the practice of ribbons being multi-pieces instead of the typical one? A beautiful set, pre-1921 when numerals were replaced by service stars. And the ribbon bar is in complete opposite order, and the medal bar is mixed too. Awesome set I'm proud to own.

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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here they are after I fixed the GC

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Nice set.......the old medals and ribbons were so much classier. I remember when I got my Good Conduct Medal, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and they passed them out like they were packages of M & M's.

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Nice set.......the old medals and ribbons were so much classier. I remember when I got my Good Conduct Medal, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and they passed them out like they were packages of M & M's.

my Good Conduct was clipped to my pocket flap using a paper clamp...the anodized ones seem so tacky

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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VERY nice. Back in 84 I got my first "Good cookie", complete with it's issue box, and citation in my squadron mailbox.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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