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Lets see some US NAVY Good Conduct Medals !!


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Here are two GCM from my collection.

The first was awarded to James W. Poole in 1922 for duty on Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, VA.

It was reribboned at some time.


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Fred Borgmann
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This one might be a hard one to reasearch since his name would be a fairly common one. Chances are that more than 1 person by that name served in WWII. He could have been a Pearl Harbor vet, but the 1 Battle star in the A-Pac wouldbe unusual. That would have meant after the Pearl Harbor attack, he earned no more battles stars.

 

One thing I always go is google the name every way possbile using quotes: IE " Johnson, Everett D. " ETC.

 

Kurt

Thanks Kurt, I suspect that this is an incomplete group since there is no National Defense Service medal. I may have to try St. Louis with my two possible social security numbers and hope they can find something on one of them. Fred

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I really like your bar Gary, the GCM ties the AM nicely together! Your set is ripe for research!

 

Here is a GCM with the latest date engraved on it that I own. ( 1941 , I dont have a 1942 hand engraved one )

 

It is a bar with a GCM to a USS Arizona Pearl Harbor survivor.

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I am sad to report Jim Vlach died this year. Not many of these guys left.

 

Kurt

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Eugene John Panaro 1951. I have the other ribbon bars, his collar brass and ID tags as well. Bought it because there is a possible family connection (maternal grandmother is a Panaro), although I have been unable to get any information on him from NPRC.

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This was at an estate sale last Friday for $65 - and when I came back today (Sunday) everything was half price so I could not pass this up even if it had not ribbon. I found him in the Navy Officer Register in WWII, first as a Warrant Officer Machinist and later as a Lt. He was listed as retired in the 1947 register. His first GCM was awarded in 1923 while he was on the Langley.

 

 

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And here's the backside of Raymond George Sippel's GCM and bars (the "6th award" had no engraving on the back):

 

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Here's a couple of his Officers Register entries"

 

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I LOVE THIS ONE!!! Naval Aviation thumbsup.gif

 

Kurt

 

I had wondered about that - especially when I found this 1936 passenger list showing his wife and kids from Panama to NAS San Diego (I got this from the estate of his oldest son Raymond Jr. who was also a militaria collector):

 

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Thanks to everyone for sharing I can't get enough of these. Here are my 2 favorites.The first one is from the USS Arizona and the second is from a Chief who was on the USS Tracy at Pearl on Dec 7 th.I posted these before on another thread but I love to show them.

Dan

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Here is a mounted US Navy medal group with a Good Conduct medal named to Everett D. Johnson, 1942. The medal also has a "Second Award" bar, (pin back version) and three stars which I think means that he enlisted in 1939 and stayed in the navy until 1954 or later. The American Defense ribbon has one battle star as does the Pacific Campaign ribbon which makes me wonder if this might be a Pearl Habor grouping. Is there anyway to find out more about Mr. Johnson? I checked the social security death index and found two possibles. The medals are all nice early issues. Thanks, Fred

 

 

Fred

 

Here is a late update. Everett D. Johnson was a Y3c on the USS Argonne 12/7/41 during the Pearl Harbor attack. His SN is 321-37-51 . He enlisted 8/24/40 .

 

 

Kurt

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Here's a GCM and PH to Bertram Marion Engelman. He was on the USS FISKE (DE-143) when it was struck by torpedoes from a German U-Boat (U-804) and died on 2 August 1944. I have a lot more paperwork on Engelman but the post is about the GCM. This is one of my favorite groupings. :rolleyes:

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Here is a late update. Everett D. Johnson was a Y3c on the USS Argonne 12/7/41 during the Pearl Harbor attack. His SN is 321-37-51 . He enlisted 8/24/40 .

Kurt

Many thanks Kurt! Fred

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