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LEGION of MERIT--Showcase

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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


Looking for any American medal named to the surname "BULOW".

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A bit unconventional. But nice.

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


"Everyday sounds like the 4th of July." -Anonymous Combat Engineer from 6th Army

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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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Looking for any American medal named to the surname "BULOW".

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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


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'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


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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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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