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And most interesting and oldest US bar what I have. FIRST Type of US bar with metall loops on the reverse! Can't get better one I quess if of course there isn't anything around for very very old Civil war vet! :rolleyes:

 

 

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Louis John Albert

 

Louis John Albert was son of Giovanni Oberti (John Louis Albert) and Maria Asuncion Antonia Sanchez Sanchez. He was born in Santa Clara, California 4 Feb 1925. He grew up in San Francisco with his older brother George John Albert (Joseph Oberti) and older sister Rose Albert (Oberti). His father Giovanni illegally changed the family name in the 1920s.

Louis (Louie) Albert joined the U. S. Navy about 10 Jan 1943 and was sent to Station Farragut, Idaho for basic training, which lasted until 19 May 1943. He was then sent to Camp Shoemaker and then to Honolulu, Hawaii. He was next sent to Australia. Louie served as a member of the relief crew of the submarine S-28 (USS S-28 (SS-133) failed to surface during training exercises with the USCGC Reliance (WPC-150) off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 4 July 1944). The S-28 is credited with sinking one ship for a total tonnage of 1,368 Tons.

Louie was also a member of the relief crew on the R rated boat USS Scamp. During the Philippine Campaign the Scamp sunk 2 merchant ships, 4 large sandpans, 3 small sandpans (with U.S.S. Scamp is credited with sinking 5 ships for a total tonnage of 34,108 tons.

 

 

Note: USS Scamp (SS-277) was probably sunk by a Japanese patrol vessel off Tokyo Bay, Japan, 11 November 1944.

 

Louie next served on the Submarine Tender USS Orion (commissioned 09/30/43 decom.

 

09/03/93) with the 10th Sub Squadron. He also served with the 72nd Task Force on the Escort Carrier USS Bogue CVE 9 (commissioned 15 Jan 1942). Louie's next assignment was attendance at Amphibious Assault School, where he earned the Amphibious Assault patce.

He was attached to the Attack Cargo Ship AKA USS Eurgale. The Eurgale landed the 11th Airborne in Japan, and was assigned to Yokota, Japan. Louie served in Japan between Sept 1945 and Jan 1947.

 

On 15 Jan 1947 Louie was assigned to LSM 381 in service at Sing Taw, China on the Yangze River. After Louie joined LSM 381 they started removing Marines from Sing Taw due to the Communist take-over of China. During this operation LSM 381 ran aground in the Yangze River and the crew and Marines were transferred the USS Lejeune AP-74 an Attack Transport Ship, and returned to Japan.

He returned to the States on leave in June 1947. Louis John Albert was Honorable Discharged from the U.S. Navy on Mar 10 1949 in Washington, D.C.. He was a 2nd Class Machinist Mate. Louie traveled back to the San Francisco Bay Area and lived and worked in South San Francisco, Cal. He worked for Dupont and later as an Insurance Salesman. He married and moved to Ukiah and later Willets, and then Chico, California where he retired. He died in 2000 in Chico, CA.

 

Medals earned:

Navy Good Conduct (named and dated 1946) with one Gold Star

American Campaign Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Silver Star

World War II Victory Medal

WWII Medal of Occupation Naval with Asia Bar

China Service Medal (Extended)

 

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Great displays...could you please tell me what the stars mean on some of the ribbons? Thanks George

 

If I am not mistaken (not a medals guy) I think they show campaigns or amount of those awards received (for instance devices on Air Medal ribbons and medals show how many that person owned), V on things is for Valor. Bronze stars are campaigns, or I think they can mean time. On the Good Conduct Medal in the Army, the clasps show how many Good Conducts the soldier earned. It's easier then having, say, 4 or 5 GCM ribbons or who knows how many AM for some people. For Purple Hearts and such, the devices mean the soldier was wounded more then once, etc.

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Capt. Duncan - Marine Exp.

 

Nice and interesting awards;

 

Ribbon with the GOLD star- missing one gold star- Cuban Purification (1906-1909), Am. Def- EAME camp.

 

WW1 vict. Dominican Camp. ( 1916) and 2nd Nicaraguan Camp. ( 1926-1933), last ribbon is some kind a foreign award and it is missing rosette.

 

If anyone can help me with the research of this set, please let me know. ;) I have very limited US reference materials and because I collect bars Globally, I am not familiar, how I can let this set researched.

 

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Noor,

Very impressive ribbon collection of older ribbons. The last ribbon on this ribbon bar I think is the Haiti- order of merit.

Thanks for the neat ribs.

4starchris


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Here is an enameled, pin back set I found years ago in Germany. I believe it is German made. I have never seen another, but I'm sure there out there.

 

Hi Patchrat,

 

Very nice bar you have there! :w00t:

 

Just would like to ask how come you know or think it is German made? I am collecting ribbon bars from different countries and I have examples from imperial Germany up to nowadays. Never seen metal bar (of course I can be wrong because I am beginner!!!!! :lol: )!

 

To me, it is look like pre Castro Cuban made ribbon bar. Maybe yours is made in there end of 40s, what to you think? ;)

 

Sorry to post other country bar here but can you please compare pin system with yours...

 

here is one of my Cuban bar:

 

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from a cigar box full of ribbons i picked up a while back

anyone know what the ribbons on the second bar in the first picture are for and what era

also last ribbon first bar thanks brian

 

Your second ribbon bar looks like Belgium-Dutch to me. Is there any letter on the oakleaf device....

 

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My two latest acquisitions.

 

First, a Lieutenant in the Washington National Guard who had prior active service with the Army and, prior to that, the Navy and Naval Reserve.

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And, second, a Washington National Guard Sergeant First Class who had prior service with the Marines (both active and Reserve).

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I forgot to mention that both men earned their Humanitarian Service Medals and the Louisiana National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon (yellow with red edges) for Hurricane Katrina. In addition, the Lieutenant also earned the Louisiana National Guard Achievement Ribbon (bottom row, second from right).

Jeff C.

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FYI,

 

The Lieutenant has his bottom row of National Guard ribbons in the wrong order or precedence:

 

First, a Lieutenant in the Washington National Guard who had prior active service with the Army and, prior to that, the Navy and Naval Reserve.

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Here is the correct ribbon layout for the Lieutenant's WAARNG and LAARNG ribbons. As you know, all State Ribbons would fall after all the Active Military Ribbons as well as the Foreign awards. Since he was in the WA Army National Guard, his WA State National Guard Service Ribbon should have priority of his two Louisiana Army National Guard awards. The Louisiana Guard ribbons were also in incorrect order, as the LA Army National Guard Achievement Medal has the higher order of precedence than the Louisiana National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon. I too served in the Active Army as well as WAARNG, and served in the humanitarian operations during Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005.

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Here is my only. It is to either a Navy Chief Petty Officer or Mustang Officer. Still cool regardless. It is a shame that we are not allowed to have our ribbon bars made like this anymore. I bet that embroidered insignia would look sweet on my uniform jacket!

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Here is my only. It is to either a Navy Chief Petty Officer or Mustang Officer. Still cool regardless. It is a shame that we are not allowed to have our ribbon bars made like this anymore. I bet that embroidered insignia would look sweet on my uniform jacket!

Paul - you can have embroidered ribbon bars made....no prohibition against it at all, matter of fact that is what I wear on my SDBs. An interesting aside, ADM Papp has bullion insignia on his combo cover - when was the last time you saw bullion insignia for sale for USCG?

 

Best,

 

Paul

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Here's a rack I had to order to exactly duplicate a Marine aviator's awards becuase the originals had been stripped from his named/dated unifiform. (uniform and records posted in uniform section. ) the stars on the air medal don't show well but it's two silver and one gold denoting 11 addidtional awards

 

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Paul - you can have embroidered ribbon bars made....no prohibition against it at all, matter of fact that is what I wear on my SDBs. An interesting aside, ADM Papp has bullion insignia on his combo cover - when was the last time you saw bullion insignia for sale for USCG?

 

Best,

 

Paul

 

 

I have seen the embroidered officer Combo cover insignia, but I have never seen anyone with embroidered/bullion ribbon bars or badges. Have you?

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