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BeansEnHay

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I recently picked up this GCM. I found the name interesting, Extra Edwin Rothmiller.  I didn’t think there would be another. I think Extra is possibly an anglicized version of a German surname or forename.  You can see the date of the award, 19 Oct 1925, and I found his original enlistment date, 01 Feb 1918.  A question came to me when I removed the single clasp “West Virginia”.  It is dated 15 Aug 1927.  Since his last enlistment ended Oct ‘25, did he have time to complete another hitch ?  If you extended for a defined period, say 22 months could you earn a clasp ?  I don’t know the exact date he left the Navy, but he was a civilian by 1928.  Also the C.S.C. # is 37958.  His original entry being Feb 1918.  I have another GCM to a Feb 1914 enlisted whose # is 48387.  I’m thinking this is not Rothmiller’s clasp.  What do you think ?

p.s. his rank was Fireman

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BeansEnHay

I left something out, his original wartime enlistment 01 Feb 1918 ended in Apr 1919.  He got out for a number of months and then re entered the service.

Rob

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37F2F124-F192-4B4C-AC71-EFD4FF732237.jpeg.2af32a181a900a7c03b51afce4cf3143.jpegHey,
I recently picked up this GCM. I found the name interesting, Extra Edwin Rothmiller.  I didn’t think there would be another. I think Extra is possibly an anglicized version of a German surname or forename.  You can see the date of the award, 19 Oct 1925, and I found his original enlistment date, 01 Feb 1918.  A question came to me when I removed the single clasp “West Virginia”.  It is dated 15 Aug 1927.  Since his last enlistment ended Oct ‘25, did he have time to complete another hitch ?  If you extended for a defined period, say 22 months could you earn a clasp ?  I don’t know the exact date he left the Navy, but he was a civilian by 1928.  Also the C.S.C. # is 37958.  His original entry being Feb 1918.  I have another GCM to a Feb 1914 enlisted whose # is 48387.  I’m thinking this is not Rothmiller’s clasp.  What do you think ?
p.s. his rank was Fireman
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Personally I suspect that it’s not his, I do not have that number recorded so I cannot confirm or deny it. Whenever The archives open, sending for his file could help answer the question as it should be noted in his records.


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Scarecrow

A little late to the party and although not the actual medal thought others might like to see this ribbon rack with 5 USN Good Conduct Awards.  This belonged to Edward R. Morris.  Morris enlisted in the Navy in October 1921 and retired in April 1953.  Rising from the rank of ordinary seaman to Lt. Commander at retirement.  In what was most likely one of his USN service defining moments Morris was a one of the survivors of the February 12, 1935 crash of the Airship USS Macon.

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aerialbridge

Here's LCDR Morris's Good Conduct group and a post I did several years ago on him, including a newsreel clip of him and other survivors getting off a bus at NAS Sunnyvale (CA)  after their rescue. 

 

 

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ACMM (Aviation Chief Machinist Mate) "Chick" Solar, SC1c  (Ship's Cook, first class) Bill Herndon (kneeling), and AMM1c  Ed Ross Morris on Port Catwalk of USS Macon (ZRS-5) circa 1933-1935.  Solar enlisted in the Navy on March 29, 1917 and served 31 years, retiring on January 1, 1948. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and also survived the crashes of the first and last of the Navy's four dirigible airships, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) on September 4, 1925 and USS Macon (ZR-5) on February 12, 1935.  Morris and Solar both lived long enough to see the wreckage of USS Macon located and filmed by an underwater exploration team a few months before their deaths in 1990 at ripe old ages.

 

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Reforger

Nice medals and pictures. Great to see some new GCMs on this thread. By the way, I don‘t think the name „Extra“ has a German origin. Can‘t think of any German name that would sound similar in any way. His parents probably just wanted a unique name for him.

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KASTAUFFER

Thank you for posting the group to LCDR Morris.  Very historic grouping!

 

Kurt

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Wharfmaster

Another Airship Macon sailor, not aboard during the final flight.

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JustinH

Latest good cookie.  While, unnamed and the other medals incomplete, the ID tag is named to John Rodney Hendricks, a career Navy man.  Chief Torpedoman's Mate Hendricks enlisted in 1922 and was active until 1943 when he was moved into Fleet Reserve until retirement in 1953.  Of note, he was aboard the USS Hammann when it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes while trying to repair / salvage the USS Yorktown.  In the after action report he is listed as one of the men who, using the Hammann's gig, helped pick up survivors, including the Gunnery Officer who was hanging on lines from the Yorktown.     

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Radioman 2nd class with Torpedo Squadron Eight, MIA at Midway in June, 1942. The newspaper article is from 1943 after his status was changed from MIA to KIA. Location of his Purple Heart and DFC are unknown.

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