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1st is a snap on version, the background material is the modern army green suggesting that the veteran was in service into the late 50's.

2nd is not so much a custom ribbon bar as having an unusual device... the plane on the Phil Lib ribbon says LIT II This pin has been on the ribbon for a long time! has anyone seen anything like it?

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
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2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

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1st is an 8th AF Tech Sgt's ribbons. his uniform has a Comm specialist patch on the sleeve.

2nd is what I believe a Coast Guard bar. with numerals on the American Def and ETO ribbons. I have been told these were for Sub chasing patrols???

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

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I got these three together at a sale recently...

Can anyone tell me what the light blue one is ? I have never seen any constructed quite like this... any ideas on the maker?

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

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a few more... Top is a four place USMC bar with a Silver Star Citation on the Victory Medal

 

Second and Third are USMC bars that were sewn on the pinback mount

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-Brig
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LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
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Couple of Vietnam-made ribbon bars...

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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...Can anyone tell me what the light blue one is ? I have never seen any constructed quite like this... any ideas on the maker?

That is the Korean Order of Military Merit, Taeguk Class (link here). WAG on vintage and origin: Custom made in Korea late in Korean War or a few years later, in 1/2-inch width for USMC wear.

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


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For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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That is the Korean Order of Military Merit, Taeguk Class (link here). WAG on vintage and origin: Custom made in Korea late in Korean War or a few years later, in 1/2-inch width for USMC wear.

Thanks, the strange thing is that it was found with a grouping of WWI era items with the WWI vic and Yangzee Svc ribbon.. think.gif

Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

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...Thanks, the strange thing is that it was found with a grouping of WWI era items with the WWI vic and Yangzee Svc ribbon...

It does seem an odd combination but there were some WWI vets on still active duty as late as the Korean War. Anything other than those three ribbons in the grouping?

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Here is one at the end of MG Martin Morin's Ribbon bar.

Great ribbon bar Schottzie, was he in the Korean War or did he get the medal prior? I asked because I noticed there is no Korean Svc or Korean UN svc ribbons..

 

Was there any US activity in korea during the inter-war years that troops may have been decorated by S Korea for?

Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

Please visit my blog: http://ourcountrysheroes.blogspot.com/

 

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...Was there any US activity in korea during the inter-war years that troops may have been decorated by S Korea for?

No. U.S. forces in Korea between August 1945 and June 1950 participated in occupation and military government duties until July 1949 when the newly established ROK Government took assumed full responsibility. From then until the beginning of the Korean War, the only permanent U.S. military presence were advisors assigned to KMAG. There was a lot of civil strife within South Korea during this period, to include some guerrilla incursions from the north, but nothing approaching actual combat involving U.S. combat units (5th RCT was the last out, in June 1949). ROK Army did not formally exist until December 1948 (there was a Korean Constabulary before then to provide internal security beyond thet civilian police level). These Korean decorations came much later than that and the one Major General Morin is wearing apparently was for post-Korean War service (his National Defense Service Medal dates this picture as 1953 or later.)

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

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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

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more from the same box the top bar has a 49-54 device on the Vietnam campaign medal

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RIP Sgt Adam J. Ray 4th Bn, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Feb 9, 2010 Southern Afghanistan

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These two custom racks were for a guy who was with the 32nd Div as a BN XO in 42/ 43, then went over to the 76th Div to take a BN in 44-45. Also was in Korea. Not quite sure where these were made, so if anyone has an idea I would sure like to hear it!

 

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These two custom racks were for a guy who was with the 32nd Div as a BN XO in 42/ 43, then went over to the 76th Div to take a BN in 44-45. Also was in Korea. Not quite sure where these were made, so if anyone has an idea I would sure like to hear it!

 

Kyle

 

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My only custom rack, believe it not. I picked it up for a quarter at the Travis AFB thrift shop back in 1991. I sure wish it was so faded also to know who the guy was. Interesting to find a Soldier's medal rack to an officer.....

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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In 23 years in the Service i've never seen a general flag officer wear anything like that and it's not with-in older or Current AR 670-1 or AR 600-8-2 ---- it's a Fake !!!

Steve G. (RET.)

USMCHC, (EC)

3rdBn,6th Marine Regiment

2nd Marine Division

OEF 01-02

 

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My Dads rack after his first tour in Vietnam, He has removed his Vietnam Gallantry silver star ribbon. Notice the hybrid V for 5 on the air medal

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CW2 Bernard E Meister 2/14/70

334th AHC 69/70 189th AHC 67/68 155th AHC 67

TAC Officer 1968 Fort Wolters

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My Dads rack after his first tour in Vietnam, He has removed his Vietnam Gallantry silver star ribbon. Notice the hybrid V for 5 on the air medal

 

The V on the Air Medal is a Valor Device, not a substitute for 5. The bronze oak leaf clusters represent subsequent awards and a silver oak leaf cluster is worn in lieu of five bronze oak leaf clusters. What did your Dad get his Soldier's Medal for?

 

Nice rack!

 

Laury

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Heres the only one I have so far...

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Looking for WWII, Nam items, Painted or Decaled Liners, and Military Pocket Bibles

 

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Giessen, Germany

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Posted in another thread a long time ago, but here is a 8th AF ribbon group including the French Legion of Honor.

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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