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17 minutes ago, Little said:

It would be great if the Balfour was issued in WWII.  Balfour did make some WWII medals.  But the only info I've ever seen is that the Balfour commander LOM was issued in 1951.  I believe jmar, here on the forum, is pretty knowledgeable about commander LOM's.

Somewhere I remember reading the single snap version was an early oddity and considered to be given just after the war
I could be MISTAKEN on the specifics but I thought it was a Balfour, again I have been known to be wrong when relying on my

memory :)

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5 hours ago, GAZOO said:

Also nice :) 2 snap ribbon ?

Good question, I really do not know, I will check this evening after work and attach a picture.

 

Take care

Sampo

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2 hours ago, sampo said:

Hello Gazoo,

 

PFA the picture of my attachment of the LOM #702

 

Take care

Sampo

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  Awesome

 

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Local antique store find. Named to Manuel N. Cooper for action on Guadacanal. Wrap broach ,not numbered. 

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2 hours ago, walt323 said:

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Local antique store find. Named to Manuel N. Cooper for action on Guadacanal. Wrap broach ,not numbered. 

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  Awesome THE First photo had me very jealous as it looked like a pierced example
even after seeing it was not its still a beautiful engraved example, with a heroes histroy
  Great find
 

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Hermanus

The mini medalgroup of a Dutch Navy Flag Officer with 2 Legion of Merit in it. His original Commanders grade LoM is also shown. 

 

I'm trying to get his name.

 

Regards

Herman 

 

 

 

 

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It is interesting to see he was awarded the Officer AND the Commander grades signified by the typical Gold device on the older (Sterling) miniature for the Officer Grade and the silver Commander grade ribbon bar device used on the more modern mini respectively.   That is a first for me!

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2 hours ago, LuftStalg1 said:

It is interesting to see he was awarded the Officer AND the Commander grades signified by the typical Gold device on the older (Sterling) miniature for the Officer Grade and the silver Commander grade ribbon bar device used on the more modern mini respectively.   That is a first for me!

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Also the thin white stripe on the Officer (Old style) and the thicker
stripe on the Commander (Newer ribbon style tell)

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10 minutes ago, GAZOO said:

Also the thin white stripe on the Officer (Old style) and the thicker
stripe on the Commander (Newer ribbon style tell)

The difference of the white border is strictly due to the age of the miniature medal, 1940's vs 1990's etc.    And now that I look at the set again it seems that the second (New) version of the LOM was added at some point and is NOT original to the set of mini's.  Now when and by whom the second LOM was added who knows?   But someone clearly wanted to demonstrate that the recipient received TWO different grades of the same medal.   You should look into when the officer was awarded each LOM and that will tell you about when the second medal was added to the original set of mini's.  Do you have a name associated with this grouping?

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29 minutes ago, LuftStalg1 said:

The difference of the white border is strictly due to the age of the miniature medal, 1940's vs 1990's etc.    And now that I look at the set again it seems that the second (New) version of the LOM was added at some point and is NOT original to the set of mini's.  Now when and by whom the second LOM was added who knows?   But someone clearly wanted to demonstrate that the recipient received TWO different grades of the same medal.   You should look into when the officer was awarded each LOM and that will tell you about when the second medal was added to the original set of mini's.  Do you have a name associated with this grouping?

Thanks I am still new and Not sure about the mini's but the original early issue LOM Originally had a thin white edge boarder and was enlarged later around the same
time the Hooks were removed, at least thats what I have read and noticed in many photos

I do have a two snap Commander Grade LOM with thin white ribbon edge boarder

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Hermanus

I found his name: Vice-Admiraal Albert Henri Johan van der Schatte Olivier  (March 4, 1908 - August 14, 1967)

 

Vice-Admiraal is the Dutch equivalent of a 3 star Admiral. 

 

I don't know when he received both Legions of Merit from the US, but he received the Dutch permission to wear them on his uniform as follows:

- Officer Legion of Merit             by Royal Decree number 16 on May 3th,  1962,

- Commander Legion of Merit  by Royal Decree number 62 on March 16, 1964.

 

Regards

Herman 

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Vice-admiraal Kruys received an Officer grade twice !

 

The first in 1943 and the second in 1960.

 

Regards 

Herman 

 

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