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Some WWII cased sets.

Hello

Can you show the top of the cases ?

Thanks

Michael


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 one of mine. It is an un-numbered wrap brooch style and was awarded to Lt. Col. Raymond S. Pratt. I didn't want to take the frame apart so I did my best to photograph it through the glass frame.

 

Josey

 

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Here is one of mine.

Col.George W.Gillette

Silver Star awardee in WWI with Co.A Corps of Engineers North Carolina National Guard

I think he was assigned to Washington,DC in WWII

 

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Legion of Merit awarded to Colonel Hugh Mahoney, USAF upon retirement in 1970 after 30 years of service including witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor, receiving the Silver Star for Midway and the Purple Heart for spending 5 days alone in a raft!

 

-Ski

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Hello all,

 

Here's one I have from a grouping.

 

William Kramer

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Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

 

- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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and the named reverse.

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Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

 

- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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Hi All,

 

Teamski and a few others have shown us those beautiful medals

 

..........Now it's your turn.....Bring'um on.

:twothumbup: :drool2: :jeal0001: :bravo:

 

Gilt, full- wrap, barrel catch, WW2 or earlier

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POW group to the commanding officer of the 60th Coast Artillery.

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Nothing sexy, numbered wrap brooch 11462. The reverse has seen the tip of someone trying to test for gold content, there was no engraving removed that I can tell with a loupe. A little salty which is why I like it

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"Nothing sexy", in a pig's eye, Sal!! You have scored a direct hit!! Your LOM #11462 is one of 574 WW2 LOMs that are traceable by brooch number alone. Your medal was issued to 2nd Lieut. (MSgt) Lee W. Popple, ASN 2046550, 343rd Eng. Regt. His citation is in GO #42 of 1944, issued by HQ, US Army, NATO. His serial number also indicates that he was a WW1 enlisted veteran. If you can learn his home state, there might be a WW1 state service record card available on him.

 

The 343rd Eng. Regt. earned ten battle stars in WW2, starting with Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, So. France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, & Central Europe. Arrowhead for So. France. So your veteran had plenty of opportunity to earn his LOM. I'll bet he also got a BSM, with all that combat exposure.

 

Congratulations!!!


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Sal: I mis-read Lee W. Popple's Army serial number. It was typed 02046550, which really was O-2046550, a reserve officer's service number. So he wasn't a WW1 veteran. There was an enlistee of that name from Indiana, Lake County, born 1906 in Wisconsin, enlisted 3-25-1942, enlisted svc #35110979. There was also a Lee W. Popple who served a hitch in the USMC from May 1930 to Feb. 1934. This may be the same guy??

 

You'll have to sort it all out from here, Sal. Good luck!


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Here is my great grandfathers group.....I have his papers that go along with the LOM....just gotta dig them out....

 

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The bottom row (tags, Naval Academy ring, the 3 medals and his sword) have recently turned up.


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Here are the citations, classified and nonclassified versions.....

 

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Here is a WWII era USN/USMC LOM group that just sold on Ebay for $382.00. It looks to be a WWII USN/USMC Bronze Star. I found it to be puzzling that there was no WWII era Campaign Medal in the group. Even if it were a top set, it should still contain either the Pacfic or European Theatre Campaign Medal(s). Note the shorter drape and the small jump ring that is specific to WWII USN/USMC LOM's.

 

 

The 'wear-er' has a choice of the five decorations / medals he wishes to display. Most of the pics I see for ceremonies have the people wearing five awards.

 

Thanks,

 

G2

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My complements to the many fine pieces shown.

 

Had to open the safe and get out one of mine. Here is a Chief Commander by BB&B, serial number 122 in the presentation case.

 

Thanks,

 

G2

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G2

 

Very nice, the only one missing from my LOM collection. Hope to get one someday.

 

DakotaDave


"Consider yourselves already dead." - General Savage to assembly of the fictional 918th BG - "Twelve O'clock High"

 

"The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is."

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