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Here is a nice Theater-made (I believe) CBI ribbon rack.

 

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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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From what I could find, it's the Missouri NG Governors 12 year service ribbon. Had me stumped as well!

 

It apparently is a Washington National Guard ribbon; there was a thread on this a few months ago: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...pic=31678&h

 

The ribbon may have been awarded for service during the Berlin Airlift, as a brigade from that state was activated for it (due to the presence of the Occupation ribbon, though it doesn't have the aircraft device).

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Hello,

 

I'm a bit of a noob here. I'm sure this may have been covered in another topic some time ago, but does anyone have a clue as to where one could acquire a custom-embroidered ribbon bar? I'm a huge fan of this bygone method of showing ones awards. Would love to know if there is someone out there who still does this? I've always wanted to have my awards done in this way. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ;)

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just going to show this off to you ribbon fans...I know all the details and the Marine it came from, and all I'm going to say is the Bronze Star with V is for Iwo Jima...as is one of the PUCs...Japanese made from the occupation, I believe...

 

sorry for the lack of details, but I'm saving that for the thread on his grouping once I finish the research. I'm honored to honor it

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"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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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
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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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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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uh oh, the american theater and pacific theater ribbons in posts 207, 215, and 216 are upside down. if you're looking at the ribbon rack, the center blue stripe is always on the left.

 

i've been looking at a lot of the ribbon images and it is surprising to see how many of the theater ribbons are actually upside down.

 

i know it's hard to tell, but God is in the details. make sure if you're getting a custom rack done, you tell the manufacturer to make sure the blue stripe is on the left when you're looking at the rack. you can't really flip custom made bars around...

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uh oh, the american theater and pacific theater ribbons in posts 207, 215, and 216 are upside down. if you're looking at the ribbon rack, the center blue stripe is always on the left.

 

i've been looking at a lot of the ribbon images and it is surprising to see how many of the theater ribbons are actually upside down.

 

i know it's hard to tell, but God is in the details. make sure if you're getting a custom rack done, you tell the manufacturer to make sure the blue stripe is on the left when you're looking at the rack. you can't really flip custom made bars around...

 

I've actually never seen a true (woven) custom rack that had that problem. As far as regular bars, that upside-down business is a reassuring sign that it's likely real.

 

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These were made for Navy Capt. John Iarrobino, skipper of the aircraft carrier Orisikany in the early days of the Vietnam War. I bought these direct from his estate and he had these plus medal racks that were apparently never used.

 

These are the Ultra Thin ribbons which are barely thicker than the ribbon cloth:

 

 

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Here's anther one of his sets:

 

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This set belonged to Lt Donald Mills who fought with the 30th div. in WWII, and post war switched to the Air-Force.

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

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JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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This set belonged to Lt Donald Mills who fought with the 30th div. in WWII, and post war switched to the Air-Force.

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Great ribbons---thanks for sharing this----1st Sgt

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Heres one that belonged to a pathfinder of the 505th Airborne.

 

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In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Here's some more that I dug out of one of my storage cabinets this morning. These are two Marine ribbons sewn directly to some sort of thick paper backing. They are designed to be sew-on as there's no attaching pin on the back.

 

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Here's two more sets of custom ribbons. Top is a wide early WW-II set with American Defense, Yangtze service, and Nicaragua Medal of Merit with silver and bronze stars.

 

Bottom is another Marine wide set of ribbons, like the top also sew-on mount, with MGC, Marine Exped., and China Service.

 

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