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I like that one. Thanks to all of you for sharing . Are these pretty common as opposed to GAR medals ?

 

Not really common, particularly in this form. While the SUV is still active the old badges are actually hard to find.

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Recent estate sale find. Came with a plain WW1 Victory medal. First one of these for me. Reading this thread, there seems to be different ribbon variations. Was the ribbon on mine the original color combination? Thanks, Al

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While I am not an expert on Sons of Union Veterans membership badges, per se, I think that this ribbon is original. It has been exposed to sunlight and the white middle stripe has turned yellowish in color.

 

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While I am not an expert on Sons of Union Veterans membership badges, per se, I think that this ribbon is original. It has been exposed to sunlight and the white middle stripe has turned yellowish in color.

 

Kevin

 

Thanks Kevin. I was curious about the ribbon design in your post #5. Also, that medal is like mine on the front, but yours is different on the reverse with the intertwined letters SUV, the later name change. Did the ribbon change at the time of the name change?

 

Thanks again, Al

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Al,

 

The ribbon and pendant in post #5 is a later version of the membership badge. Over the years there have been several changes that have been made. Yours is an earlier example whereas mine is a later.

 

Kevin

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Al,

 

The ribbon and pendant in post #5 is a later version of the membership badge. Over the years there have been several changes that have been made. Yours is an earlier example whereas mine is a later.

 

Kevin

 

Thanks Kevin.

 

Al

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While searching through some old emails between me and an older collector who has since passed away, I came across an image he shared with me of the very first example of a Sons of Union Veterans membership badge. This version is not depicted in Bishop & Elliot's American Society Medals. Note its similarity to the Sergeant At Arms badge as shown above.

 

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I believe this to be the earliest version of the Sons of Veterans membership badge.

 

Kevin

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I have never seen a SUVCW Military Honorable Service medal before.

 

Did the organization have the medal engraved, or did you have it done privately?

Thanks for sharing!

 

I had to buy it, had to show my 214, and then had a jeweler friend engrave it.

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Along with the SUVCW War Medals goes the associated bar for the conflict during which the member served.

 

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Kevin

Hi Kevin,

 

Would you know if there is a miniature version of the SUVCW War Medal? I haven't seen one, so I'm just curious.

 

Thank you!

 

Joe

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Would you know if there is a miniature version of the SUVCW War Medal? I haven't seen one, so I'm just curious.

 

 

Joe

 

Hi, Joe,

 

I have never seen a miniature version of the War Medal. That doesn't mean that they don't exist, though. If I were to hazard a guess, I don't believe that the SUVCW would go to the expense of having a mini medal made.

 

Excellent question! I wish I had a definitive answer.

 

Kevin

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Hi, Joe,

 

I have never seen a miniature version of the War Medal. That doesn't mean that they don't exist, though. If I were to hazard a guess, I don't believe that the SUVCW would go to the expense of having a mini medal made.

 

Excellent question! I wish I had a definitive answer.

 

Kevin

Hi Kevin,

 

Thank you for responding! I noticed that there are miniature medals for almost every other version, including the Member Badge and Military Service Badge, but not the War Badge.

 

If I learn anything, I'll let you know. Again, thank you!

 

Joe

MSgt (Ret.) Joe Bowman

Author:

 

  • The Decorations, Awards and Honors of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur: The U.S. Military’s Most Decorated Serviceman
  • Quietly Exploding: The Life of Medal of Honor Hero Charles Denver (Staffelbach) Barger

 

https://msgtjosephpbowman.com/

 

 

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Hi again, Kevin,

 

Just wanted to follow up. I e-maailed the SUVCW Quartermaster and he told me there is no miniature for the War Medal. FYI...

 

Best regards,

 

Joe

MSgt (Ret.) Joe Bowman

Author:

 

  • The Decorations, Awards and Honors of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur: The U.S. Military’s Most Decorated Serviceman
  • Quietly Exploding: The Life of Medal of Honor Hero Charles Denver (Staffelbach) Barger

 

https://msgtjosephpbowman.com/

 

 

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