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Largest Ribbon Rack You've Ever Seen/Owned?


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Cool grouping to a USN back-seater! I would say that his POW medal ribbon would make him one rare duck to still be on active duty during Desert Shield & Storm let alone service in GWOT! I'd assume the POW medal was for Vietnam, so that would mean that he had at least 35 years of service.

 

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This is my largest. Anyone notice anything interesting/unusual about this?

 

I'm trying to figure out who was a Naval Flight Officer who was a Vietnam POW who retired in the mid to late 90s...hmmmm...

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Strikes me I've had bigger ones, but I can't find them in my mass of photos. Anyway, here are photos of two former uniforms of mine, both to IDed generals...

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Great topic!

The biggest I’ve ever owned is Brigadier General Francis Roberts’

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Now for one I wish I owned. Here’s Lord Mountbatten’s. He has some very interesting US awards on his rack as well. Must’ve been a tailor’s nightmare to find the correct ribbons for the sheer number of foreign decorations he had.

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Largest ribbon rack I have seen: Douglas MacArthur's at the MacArthur memorial in Norfolk, VA

 

Largest in my collection: two way tie between Rear Admiral Harold Briggs and Major General Jack Frisbie at 16 ribbons each (photo's attached)

 

Largest I have seen being actually worn: I do not have a name but we had a Gunnery Sargent in the Marine Detachment on the U.S.S. Nimitz who's ribbon rack nearly touched the hem on the shoulder of his uniform tunic.

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 Admiral James Lemuel Holloway III may be the largest rack I have in the collection

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These are the two largest ribbon groups currently in my collection. The first belonged to Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Patrick Spinella, who served in the Navy from 1940 to 1970. The second belonged to a member of the Nevada Air National Guard who had prior service with either the Navy or the Marine Corps in Vietnam.

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