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Have found Rappaport's PH!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Looking for the WW1 Purple Heart to Abrham D. Rappaport, gassed in 10/6/1918.

 

John

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Searching for the WWII Purple Heart named or issued to PFC Marvin Raymond Cleveland, USMC. Wounded on Iwo Jima.

Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated,

Gary

 

 

Well, nevermind about this one. He was listed as WIA, but his records indicate it was Combat Fatigue. He was a heavy machine gunner, and an Expert Rifleman.

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

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I am asking anyone who owns or has information about this medal please contact me. This belonged to my now deceased grand father.

 

GEORGE O LUTZ

WWII GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

US 6TH ARMY (CORPS OF ENGINEERS)


"Everyday sounds like the 4th of July." -Anonymous Combat Engineer from 6th Army

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I'm looking for the Purple Heart and Silver Star to PFC Anthony "Leroy" Lange (from Chicago) of the 33rd Division who died on June 16, 45 in the Philippines. I have about 150 letters he wrote home to his mother.

 

Also looking for the Purple Heart to 2nd Lt Albert Dion (from Massachusetts), co-pilot of Tomahawk Warrior, a B-17 that was lost in a mid-air collision in 1944 in England. I have PH certificate, accolade, telegram, photos, etc.

 

Looking for a split brooch silver star that may have been awarded to WWI soldier George Oiler

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Looking for Korean War Purple Heart of Elton Thunander from Munising, MI

 

Thanks

 

Pete


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!!!!! Wanted!!!!!!!

USMC Chosin Reservoir Medal Groups

Cross Groupings: Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Groups

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Hi Guy's,

 

Just a final update here regarding my quest to re-unite to late Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward's medal group. ( Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward, Rhode Island Militia, National Guard & State Guard. He served the state of RI from 1884 - 1919, in 1 form or another. ) When I first saw 2 of his medals for sale on eBay back in February of this year, I just knew that I had heard or seen the name before. I went back through my files, & sure enough, I had run across his medal group before, way back in 1996 in one of the late Col. Al Gleim's medal auction catalogs. As I read the item description, I noted that the group contained a total of 7 medals, plus a few assorted related items. The group's initial bid at the time was $325, & apparently I didn't have the cash available, as I probably would have bid on it. So, fast forward to Feburary 2010, when I noted 2 of the group up for auction on eBay. I knew that the group must have become separated over the years, but I fgured that at least I could grab the 2 of them anyway. I bid & ultimately won them, & that I thought would be the end of it. ( Although, I did keep watching the dealer's eBay page, just in case they had any more of the group available.) Well, sure enough, a week or so later they advertised 1 or 2 more of Ledward's medals, but place really high, ridiculous opening bids on them. Being on a roll now to re-unite the group, I knew I just had to have them, but couldn't see getting raped in the process. ( raped yes, brutally raped, no !! ) I cautiously contacted the seller, and advised her of my interest, but that her asking price was way out of line. To her credit, she dropped the prices to what I felt was somewhat reasonable, although many would still call too high. ( Hey, I wanted the group, & figured that I'd have to "bite the bullet" & pay high for it. ) Fats forward another week or so, & now I've got 4 of a group of 7 total. A day or 2 earlier, I had submitted my "wanted" post, asking other USMF members to BOLO any of the still missing Ledward group. Guess what, soon after my posting, an exceptionally kind USMF member advised me that he had just sold Ledward's SWSM #3225 in January of 2010, on this Forum !!! He offered to contact the medal's purchaser, advise him of my re-unification project, & relay my offer to purchase it from him. Within a few days, the medal's new owner contacted me from the other side of the world, & agreed to sell me the much needed award for exactly what he paid for it !! So now, it's only been about 3 weeks since I began the project, & I've managed to obtain 5 of the group of 7. The final 2 missing medals were both originally awarded un-named, so if need be, I'd be able to "replace" them within the group if my search ultimately ran cold. ( I honestly do HATE to replace ANY medals within a group, BUT if all other methods fail, it remains an available option. ) Just when I was ready to cease my "active" search for the missing 2 medals, the original eBay seller contacted me to advise me that she had 1 additional medal remaining from the group. It appears that she overlooked it earlier, & would be listing it shortly. ( Here we go again !! Do you know what it's like to have to try to re-unite a 7 or so piece medal group by bidding on them a at a time !! All it takes is 1 guy to outbid bid me on 1 auction, & the group is again "broken up" ) Well, luckily I did win the final offering, & now I'm pleased to say that I have all 6 of the original group of 7. The last, still missing medal is an un-named "Rhode Island State Guard, WW1 Service Medal", & if I still haven't been able to locate it sometime down the road, I can always go the replacement route as a last resort. As a side note, I must admit that I paid a way too high price for the group ! My grand total spent is now at $720, which is a good deal more than what I feel it should have gone for. I realize I'll never get my investment back on it, but I'm really not interested in selling it. It's going into my R.I. Military History Display, which at the time is really coming along. Soooo, that's my story regarding the Lt. Col. Charles H. Ledward reunification project. I WISH TO AGAIN THANK ALL USMF MEMBERS WHO HAVE SO KINDLY ASSISTED ME IN THIS PROJECT.

 

 

Best Regards, Dom Pastore Jr. ( dpast32 )

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Guy's, I guess I'll add some of my stuff to the list. If anyone has ANY information regarding the following medals, PLEASE contact me at: dpast32@aol.com. My primary interest here is to reunite these missing medals with their respective groups, but I will also consider parting with some of them to a fellow collector who happens to possess a greater portion of the group than I do. THANK YOU

Date: 03/01/2010

1) WW2 PURPLE HEART MEDAL to: MAURICE A. VENNE

 

2) WW2 AIR MEDAL to: CHESTER L. MILLARD

 

3) PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL, No. 19278 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

 

4) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 7407 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

 

5) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 10920 ( Awarded to: SAMSON ALMY )

 

6) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 433 ( Awarded to: HANS C. OWEN )

 

7) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 3225 ( Awarded to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD )

 

8) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1884 - 1891 to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

 

9) RHODE ISLAND MILITIA & NATL. GUARD MARKSMANSHIP MEDALS to: CHARLES H. LEDWARD

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Looking for WWI silver star, George Oiler

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I am searching for a Purple Heart and Air Medal awarded to:

 

EUGENE R. HANSEN

 

KIA July 7, 1950


In Memory of my great-uncle Capt. Eugene R. Hansen, USAF 36th Ftr-Bmbr Sq. KIA 7/7/1950 in Korea

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I am searching for a Purple Heart and Air Medal awarded to:

 

EUGENE R. HANSEN

 

KIA July 7, 1950

 

 

I should have also included that Eugene was my grandfather's brother...


In Memory of my great-uncle Capt. Eugene R. Hansen, USAF 36th Ftr-Bmbr Sq. KIA 7/7/1950 in Korea

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I am looking for the member who purchased the USMC officers summer dress blues jacket that belonged to Capt. George Burgett of Fox 2/5 in Vietnam. I would like to acquire this jacket and reunite it with his original medals. The jacket had his name and date (1963) on the tag and initials embroidered along with the collar EGA's and Capt. bars. He was a Silver star, Purple Heart and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with gold star recipient. Thanks Bill

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Looking for US Navy Good Conduct medal dated 1934 named to Anthony Patrick Ryan, may have sold in a late 1980's FJP Auction

 

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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Looking for US Navy Good Conduct medal dated 1934 named to Anthony Patrick Ryan, may have sold in a late 1980's FJP Auction

 

Bill

 

Medal sold as lot #79 FJP Auction of February 19, 1999. I have his boxed 2nd Nicaragua Campaign 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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looking for bronze star and certificate

 

SP 4 THOMAS HARRIS

60TH INFANTRY 9TH DIVISION

VIETNAM 1967-1968

 

I HAVE HIS PURPLE HEART, ARMY COMMENDATION,AND AIR MEDAL.


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I am looking for anything from an Ole Asper, he was in the 8th Air Force and was a co-pilot on Kiplings Error III (B-17). I am also looking for anything from Norman Allen, he was in the 5th Marine Division in the 5th Amtrac Battalion.

 

 

 

Thanks


I am always looking for:

  • Numbered Campaign Medals
  • Pre-WW1 to WW2 Valor Awards
  • Named Civilian Awards
  • NASA Medals

Please contact me if you have any for sale.

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Hello Guy's,

 

Here's another "missing" medal that I'm seeking to re-unite with related items in my collection. If anyone has ANY information pertaining to this medal, PLEASE drop me an E-mail at: dpast32@aol.com THANK YOU

 

Regards, Dom Pastore Jr.

 

 

IT IS AS FOLLOWS:

 

U.S. FEDERAL / MEXICAN BORDER SEVICE MEDAL ( MBSM ), No. 25655, which identifies to Pvt. Harold B. SCHOTT, of Battery A, Field Artillery, Rhode Island National Guard

 

 

 

P.S.: In addition to his MBSM, I'll also be interested in any other medals / items related to Pvt. SCHOTT.

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Interested in tracking down Capt. John A. Crotty, USAAF, KIA DFC/AM/PH Medals, sold by Bullfrog Valley Militaria approximately 2-3 years ago. Please shoot me a PM if you have information. Thanks!


"Sometimes the bravest meet death with their deeds known only to heaven." --S.L.A. Marshall

 

 

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Looking for Silver Star and Purple Heart named to Captain Ralph D. Matthews, O-406419. Captain Matthews was killed in the Aleutians on 26 December 1942 while flying a P-38 on an escort mission. I'm interested in any and all items related to Captain Matthews' service, particularly uniforms.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Jon


In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Come see what's new at the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum on Facebook: US Army ADA Museum


Looking for P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

Also seeking photos, documents and associated materials from the 3rd Armored Division and 83rd Infantry Division in January 1945.

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Hello,

 

Looking for the Purple Heart that belonged to:

 

Albert G. HOFFMAN

 

Private, United States Army

 

32857295

 

KIA: 30 January 1944 in Italy

 

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

 

Enlisted in Oneida County, New York

 

Buried in Montgomery County, New York

 

Any information would appreciated.

 

Semper Fi,

Bruce Linz


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I have some information on Edward W. Doering, POW WWII.

 

 

Any Medals/Items belonging to AAF Pilot Lt Edward W Doering

 

Any Medals/Items belonging to Navy Pilot Beeman N Fallwell.

 

Many thanks!

JD


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Looking for the Dewey and Sampson medals to ENS or LTJG Charles Newton Borden 1867-1937

 

Thanks,

 

John

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Hello Everyone,

 

Here's a current update of the medals I'm seeking to re-unite with their respective groups. If anyone has ANY knowledge regarding the following listed medals, I'd deeply appreciate hearing from them. Even if the current owner isn't plan to part with the medal at the moment, PLEASE drop me an E-mail anyway. You never know, perhaps I'll consider parting with my portion of the group ? THANK YOU

 

 

Regards, Dom Pastore Jr. ( dpast32@aol.com )

 

 

 

 

@ Following List Updated: 08/15/2010

 

 

 

1) WW2 PURPLE HEART MEDAL to: MAURICE A. VENNE ( KIA - 09/11/1944 )

 

2) WW2 AIR MEDAL to: S/SGT. CHESTER L. MILLARD, AC ( KIA - 12/11/1944 )

 

3) PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL, No. 19278 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

 

4) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 7407 ( Awarded to: FRANK E. CUMMINGS )

 

5) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 10920 ( Awarded to: SAMSON ALMY )

 

6) SPANISH WAR SERVICE MEDAL, No. 433 ( Awarded to: HANS C. OWEN )

 

7) MEXICAN BORDER SEVICE MEDAL, No. 25655 ( Awarded to: HAROLD B. SCHOTT )

 

8) BRONZE STAR MEDAL to: BERNARD ALMEIDA ( Posthumous, officially named, 1953 - Korean War era )

 

 

 

 

 

>>> THANK'S AGAIN !!!

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Looking for the USN Mexican Service Medal No. 12940 to Alfred Weeden


"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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btt - Still looking for ALL of the following - Thanks.....Bobgee

 

 

Howdy All - I'm looking for the following USMC medals to repair broken groups. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts: Thanks - Semper Fi......Bobgee

 

USMC Good Conduct Medals:

 

No. 302 to Walter J. Green 1902 possibly with 3 Bars.

 

No. 3877 to Archie D. Crosby 1913

 

No. 83309 to Andrew Kupfernagel 1923-1927 possibly with 1 Bar

 

Campaign Medals:

 

USMC Spanish/West Indies Obverse # 169

USMC Spanish/West Indies Obverse # 77

USMC 1st Nicaraguan Campaign #842

 

Any thing attributed to Sgt Melvin W. Shellhorn USMC - Wake Island defender

 

Thank you! Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Looking for items/medals to Master Sergeant Samuel Schofield Van Schermerhorn and major Air Service Reserve. Signal Corp electrician and weatherman. Served 1898-1925. Died in Arcadia, CA. Army China "No. 324", Shermerhorn, Samuel S. V., Pvt, SC was awarded Philippine Campaign Service Medal, Serial Number (No.) 5896. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers Captain Albert

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