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LEGION of MERIT--Showcase


Jack's Son

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  • 4 weeks later...

A scan of what appears to be a Legion of Merit lapel pin is below along with a WWII PH lapel pin for size comparison.

 

The lapel pin screws on. No visable markings. I don't know what type of LOM it was for. Chief Commander comes to mind since it looks like the medal/badge.

 

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Lots of very nice LOM picutres ..I enjoy going through and reading this thread.

I don't have a separate pic of just the LOM so here is a small group. This LOM is not named (nor the others) but they are from a retired Marine Colonel that I obtained awhile back when I got his three dress uniforms. It's a modern era since he retired around 2000 or 2001 IIRC.

 

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Hi all,

 

This is a very interresting thread, I've gained a lot of knowledge on this very nice award.

 

Regards,

Kerry

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  • 2 weeks later...
Endgame 1945

Since this thread has been reborn, I will soon be able to display my newest addition to a growing collection

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Since this thread has been reborn, I will soon be able to display my newest addition to a growing collection

It is very striking when you take a close look at it. Gives me new respect for the look of award. Here is the only one I have.

Regards

John

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Hello All,

 

Here is a Legion of Merit degree of Officer to an Australian Officer, Lt Colonel William Vere Jardine-Blake. He served during WW1 and WW2 and is one of only six Australians who recieved this award during WW2.

 

Regards,

Kerry Bulow

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Jack's Son

My newest LoM.....

 

WWII General Charles Thrasher was Instrumental on D-Day.

 

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A bit unconventional. But nice.

 

I've got to ask...what's the story on this group? It's nothing short of odd...

 

Dave

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I've got to ask...what's the story on this group? It's nothing short of odd...

 

Dave

 

Dave - these are my personal awards. They are the three that make all others redundant and that best sum up my service. I do also have a full set, but prefer these simple three and the elegant but foreign way a Canadian friend mounted them. The LOM is old and gorgeous as is the SM. My kids don't know what they are and will likely discard them some day. I hope that in the distant future they end up in a passionate collector's hands and on this forum with the question asked of why some doofus mounted them this way.  The truth is that I just like them like this.  Tom

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Here is a group of miniature medals that belonged to Rear Admiral James Kepler Davis U.S. Navy. Rear Admiral Davis was a 1916 graduate if the Naval Academy and retired in 1947. The group is named and I think mounted in England and in a Spink box.

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Here's my fathers display including LoM.f54cb034.jpg

 

Did you ever find anything out about his Defense Distinguished Service Medal? It shouldn't be at the bottom, it should be the very first ribbon.

 

Dave

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Ok, here are some shots of a framed setup I made for my displays with the history and description of the grades. And the others are a few of my cased sets. The LOM is one of the most attractive of the US medals in my opinion and has always been one of my favorites. :thumbsup: And being the only one in different grades for foreigners the possibilities are endless!

 

With the flash OFF the un-natural light made the blue background look purple! :blink:

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