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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.

 

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On 15 Jan 1947 Louie was assigned to LSM 381 in service at Tsingtao, China on the Yangze River. After Louie joined LSM 381 they started removing Marines from Tsingtao 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.

 

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LSM 381 Tsingtau, China

 

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Attack Transport USS Lejeune AP-74

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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)

 

 

Badges: Submarine Combat Patrol Badge with one star and Amphibious Assault Patch

 

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This one can't compete with all of the beautiful and rare early examples posted on here, but it's right at home in my WWII submarine- focused collection. The recipient enlisted in May '41, and was posted on a number of surface ships before becoming part of a submarine relief crew. He made 3 war patrols aboard USS Plaice, where he qualified in submarines "at the school of the boat". He never atttended submarine school. He made his final 2 war patrols aboard the USS Scabbardfish, returned to surface vessels for awhile after the war, and before retiring, went back to what was now a nuclear submarine fleet. A 23 year career in the Navy before retiring as ICC.

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-Specializing in WWII (and earlier) Submarine material. Enthusiast of history and artifacts from all service branches.

 

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Heres mine. Havent researched it yet. Anyone have anything on the awardee please let me know.

 

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Thanks,

Michael


Michael Hale

Former Airman VAW112

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Lets see some more examples guys!


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Here's one dated 1912 (but not issued until 1914) to a submariner on the C-2, which was originally commissioned as the Stingray in 1911. The ribbon is shot but it still has the original brooch (not shown).

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Here's the engraving card for the medal (on the right) and the receipt for the medal (on the left). Both are dated March, 1914. These were scanned from England's service file in St. Louis.

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England's service record from 1910 to 1913, showing his sub service on the USS Grayling, Snapper, Severn (a sub tender) and C-2. Note that the medal is dated November 1912, which was the end of his four year enlistment, however he extended it a year until 1913. So the date and ship on the medal reflect the end of four years of service and not the date of his discharge which was a year later. This document was also scanned from his file in St. Louis.

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Walter England is probably in this photo but I have no idea which one is him. These early boats were tiny, with only about a 15 man crew.

 

 

Photo #: NH 85090 - First Division, Atlantic Submarine Flotilla

 

With their crews posed on deck, while moored alongside their tender, USS Severn, circa 1913.

These submarines are (from left to right): C-4 (Submarine # 15); unidentified submarine, possibly "D" class; C-5 (Submarine # 16); and C-2 (Submarine # 13).

 

Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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This one is dated 1904 with three bars. It has the early style narrow sewn brooch, which unfortunately doesn't show up clearly in the photos. Perry served as an Apothecary on the USS Marblehead during the Spanish American War (yes, I have his Sampson Medal). As such, he probably treated the men from that ship who were wounded in the Medal of Honor action off Cienfuegos on 11 May 1898.

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Receipts for medal and two bars. Scanned from Perry's service file in St. Louis. Note that the Navy differentiated between "pins" and "bar" prior to WWI. The first award (after the medal) was a "pin" and subsequent awards were "bar". Not sure why they did it this way.

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Just got my first Good Conduct medals this week! :thumbsup:

 

First is a group to Chief Machinist Mate John Murphy. Here's the front...anyone have a spare replacement ribbon???

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And the reverse of the medal, dated 1927 and from the USS CHARLES AUSBURN

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


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This group belonged to Chief Commissaryman Raymond Griffith. Unfortunately, not engraved, but part of a remarkable group (and thanks to a fellow forum member!!!) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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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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I like the Antarctica medal with the Wintered Over bar. You don't see too many groupings with these.

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I like the Antarctica medal with the Wintered Over bar. You don't see too many groupings with these.

 

 

Thanks! Ever since I was little, I wanted to be stationed in Antarctica. So, I've got a soft spot for Antarctic-related items. When I get the group organized and set up my photo booth again, I'll shoot some pics and post them up in the Groupings forum.

 

Dave


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's another unusual one that I haven't had a chance to research yet. This is the first GCM I've seen with both a ship and squadron. VO Squadron 3B was probably the "spotting" planes on the USS New York. The bars are dated 1935 and 1938 on the front and are named on the back.

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An example of the rare 1912 "rounded hanger" type. The planchet has been reversed. Payne was a corpsman who served with the Marines in the occupation of Vera Cruz and in Haiti in 1915.

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1896 to the USS Indiana. The recipient (and probably this medal) was aboard the ship during the naval Battle of Santiago in 1898. Unfortunately the medal has a replaced ribbon and is missing several bars.

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This is more of a question than just a reply. I recently picked up these two US medals on ebay. I think the Navy Good Conduct maybe a copy, but I have not seen a top suspension bar like this before (it looks like the extra award pins)? The other medal is an American Defense Medal, medal looks ok, but the ribbon looks like the old ribbon bar type design? Also the suspension does not look right. Any thoughts Please.

 

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