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Here is my Legion of Merit Chief Commander. I especially like this example because of the well made swivel: rather than being a simple wrapped wire it is a formed piece at that end which allows it to only open to about 45 degrees. (a detailed photo is attached in next post but notice the flat top at that end in the second photo). Overall it appears to be very well made which begs two questions: Has anybody got an idea who the manufacturer was ...and/or... An approximate manufacturing timeframe ?

 

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I also have numbered Legionnaire & Officer grades. The numbers are: 14652 and 5379 respectively. The odds are agin' me but: Might they be on the list of traceable ones ? I'd sure appreciate the assist.

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Here is a Legion of Merit Commander that has been identified as a immediate post war transition piece (1946-1949). The single hand sewn snap, using colored thread, helps to identify this medal as a transition piece. The medal is not numbered.

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Slot brooch Navy, nice early V device

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Hello

 

I received a compleate frame with all four degrees.

 

Surprise, the Chief Commander is a "12C" made by Coro.

 

One of the lapel pins is for a Commander made by B.B.& B.

 

The Officer and Legionaire are marked "G-I E.P."

Any information what timecrame the E.P. were made ?

 

Today I will post the ribbons and lapel pins. Tomorrow I will make pictures of the medals and post them.

 

HAVE A NICE DAY

Michael

 

 

Starting with ribbon CC made by H.L.P.

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Ribbon for the Commander degree

STERLING

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Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Lapel pin for the Officer degree

HLP. GI

clutch back

 

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Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Lapel pin for the Commander degree

screw back

 

In my opinion a Commander device was added on a Chief Commander base ( note gold frame at front and the gold color at reverse )

 

 

The screw is missing.

If someone has one please send PM.

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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And finally the best

 

LOM Commander lapel pin

"B.B.& B. BRONZE "

screw back

 

 

Unfortunately, the screw is missing. Can someone post a picture it looks like ?

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Here is a LOM Officer

"G-I E.P."

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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LOM Legionaire

"G-I E.P."

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Note the calligraphy "EP"

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I realy like the look of those medals!

 

Thank you all for showing those beautyful awards!

 

Greetings

Stefan

My Grandpa - Feldwebel Heinz Krull *1919 +1995

 

Close Combat Clasp in Silver

Iron Cross 1st Class

Iron Cross 2nd Class

Wound Badge in Silver

Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

 

My Hero - You are not forgotten!

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Hello

 

Here is a nice LOM Commander degree I would date in the early 1950'

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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