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Coast Guard/Marine Corps ribbon bar.

CG Commandants Ltd w/ Operational device, CG Bicentennial Unit Commendation, MC GCM, CG RESERVE GCM, MC Expeditionary, NDSM, AFEM , Armed Forces Reserve, Rifle Marksmanship w/ Expert, & Pistol Expert.

 

 

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That is something we do not see often! I love that Coast Guard reserve bar a lot!


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Here is a set to a relatively famous member of the Coast Guard. A legend to those in the Engineering community. He ended up retiring as a Vice Admiral (Three Star).

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Thanks! Here is the citation for the Silver Star. I wish I could find his Commendation Ribbon citations, as they were just as awesome back then.

 

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander Kenneth Keith Cowart, United States Coast Guard, for conspicuous gallantry as Engineer Officer on the U.S.C.G.C. CAMPBELL (WMEC-909) during and following the sinking of an enemy submarine on 22 February 1943. When his ship surprised the enemy vessel on the surface and collided with it during an attempt to ram, Commander Cowart, by his expert direction of engine operation, contributed materially to the sinking of the submarine by gunfire and the capture of several members of her crew. When the cutter began to take water as a result of a large rupture in her side plating he bravely stood by his station in the flooding engine room and supervised damage control.

General Orders: Authority: U.S. Coast Guard Book of Valor and Supplements

Action Date: February 22, 1943

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Commander

Company: Engineering Officer

Division: U.S.C.G.C. Campbell (WMEC-909)


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No clue it was cheep so I took a chance on it what do you guys think

 

​Sweet looking rack.I wouldn't think to hard too ID with a Navy Cross and Silver Lifesaving medals.Kind of a weird combo of ribbons though.No campaign medals, just an AFESM, only one AM and a Navy Cross?


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I just got this today in the mail off ebay. Belonged to Brigadier General Barnwell Rhett Legge.

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My main area I focus on are Pre-WW2 USN.
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Really surprised I didn't post up my ribbons in this thread! (At least in 31 pages, I couldn't find them!)

 

Here are my personal ribbons. You can see how I did regular ribbons, Ultra-Thin, Leu's Handicraft, and a custom made wide set that was made in San Diego by someone's trophy shop (can't remember the name, unfortunately, and they're now out of business...) :(

 

Finally, the last photo with the large size medals is the set of ribbons I had made to match my DD-214. We couldn't find all the documentation for the awards I wore and it didn't help that all of my household goods were in transit. I could have either waited to have them process the DD-214 or I could take what I got and boogie out...I took the latter! LOL

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Here are a few sets I was given over the years by their wearers. I have more, but they're laying down on the shelves in my display case and I couldn't photograph them well!

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Very nice Dave!

 

You have to appreciate the gifts of the gents who wore those ribbon racks.


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Major General USAF Set to a WWII P-51 Fighter Pilot. Directly embroidered to the uniform jacket.

 

Justin........

 

More please!


Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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I hesitated to present these here as an actual or even complete ribbon bar set but decided to pay homage to a very early era when America was relatively new to honoring the service of its military personnel. I figured that, at least, posting them will remind us of the changing nature of the term "state of the art". (we've all seen plenty of old photos - even Medal of Honor awardees at the White House - where individual ribbons weren't so precisely in line)

 

At the very least notice that the Boxer exhibits the classic fraying of the original issue badges......"cut from the same cloth" so to speak.

 

I'm certain these will pass the UV test with flying colors.

 

 

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Dave,

 

Can you give us more info on the "William P. Lawrence" ribbon rack. It looks like a custom novelty/miniature rack for a G.I. Joe. I've never seen a custom rack like that.

 

Jim


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Not fill yet but it's getting there have 3/4 more to put in here as well

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Today 73 years ago Lt.col Adam Parsons was the co pilot of the first plane to fly over Normandy and drop paratroopers in to France to begin the invasion of Europe

 

I was able to reunite the two different ribbon bars that were sold separately 5 years ago

now I have both of the ones sold from his estate sale in 2012

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A nice matched pair I picked up recently. One set has magnets to secure it to the uniform, the other is clutch-back.

 

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A few from General Fred Mahaffey:

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Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Here is a USN enlisted ribbon rack with bullion Observer wings on Aviation Green. Silver star on the PTO and Korea ribbons.

 

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Here is a USN enlisted ribbon rack with bullion Observer wings on Aviation Green. Silver star on the PTO and Korea ribbons.

 

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An Aircrewman with Two Navy Presidential Unit citations. There's a story to tell there. Nice bullion wings too.

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