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Here is a group of miniature medals with the LOM to Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Sterns. The group is in a Spink and Son Ltd. leather case. He was awarded the LOM along with the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (the highest knightly order of Italy) and the Order of the Crown of Italy. The LOM is engraved with his initials. Lt.Col. Lloyd W. Stearns was Flag Lt. to the Commanding Officer of Allied Control Commission, Admiral Stone, in Italy.

Dick

 

 

I am smitten with this bar...just sensational. I am drawn to anything dealing with Italian orders as well so this is a treat to see. Excellent with the documentation and the case is just the cat's meow.


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I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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My newest, wrap brooch, small numbered 5574, but sadly not traceable...but pretty none the less....you cannot beat the quality of work on the older ones....

 

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RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

23 April 2014

RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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I found the manufacturer hallmark on the suspension of the Legion of Merit, number 2551, full wrap brooch, officer device "STERLING I.R.

 

:-)

 

HAVE FUN

Michael

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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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Well done Michael! That is exactly as the one I have and we discussed. Now you have a nicely marked Irons & Russell LOM!

 

Best wishes to you!

 

Joe


Don't trick another, and don't get tricked. Don't show your weaknesses, but your spirit.

Member of OMSA 7250 and ASMIC 4552




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And this one. Is the guy on the left standing on a box! su2012-0006-14.jpg

 

 

"Here's your Legion of Merit, hey?"

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
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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A Lordship Industries issue in his blue box, 1974 contract.

 

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François-Xavier

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A vintage mid to late 1960s, according to LOM guru pal A. Menke, Commander neck badge, awarded to Turkish General Mehmet Ali Keskiner (1906-1989). He joined the army in 1923 and got his fourth star in 1964, retiring a year later. Assuming the vintage is correct, the LOM could have been a retirement award after many years of interaction with US forces.

P.S. Posting high quality pictures here was very difficult and time consuming just now. I had to degrade superb high res pics in Photoshop several times just so they would fit here, but to the point where they lost clarity. Is there not a better way, or am I missing something?

 

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I have seen this LOM made by De Greef of Brussels, Belgium

 

http://www.medal-medaille.com/product_info.php?cPath=190&products_id=4404

 

HAVE A NICE DAY

Michael

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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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Here is a ribbon bar from France with 2 US ribbons. I like the LOM Officer.

 

Michael

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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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My newest, of all the early types I have, my first named

Leland E. Copple

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RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

23 April 2014

RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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Is there any way to trace a LOM by its serial number? A few months back I picked up #8548 at a local auction.

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Nice LOM!

IMO unfortunately these numbers are not traceable.



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Is there any way to trace a LOM by its serial number? A few months back I picked up #8548 at a local auction.

 

Sorry to report that the list of 574 WW2 LOMs that are traceable by brooch number has no entries in the 8xxx range.


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...the list of 574 WW2 LOMs that are traceable by brooch number...

 

 

It is a new info for me too, thanks for it.



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You have seen this Balfour earlier in this thread, but it has a new home thanks to our friend Rocco....

 

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RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

23 April 2014

RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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Early Legion of Merit #9661 script engraved to Robert E. Miller.

 

I have been striking out with the research on this one, so any help would be much appreciated.

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Rocco C. DeCamillo

 

Currently Seeking:

WWII US Typhus Commission Medal Titled case or a sett

WWI era Navy Cross

WWII Presidential Medal for Merit titled case

Early button type Navy Cross & Army DSM Rosette lapel button

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Close up of engraving...

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Rocco C. DeCamillo

 

Currently Seeking:

WWII US Typhus Commission Medal Titled case or a sett

WWI era Navy Cross

WWII Presidential Medal for Merit titled case

Early button type Navy Cross & Army DSM Rosette lapel button

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My Legion of Merit Chief Commander #166 Bailey, Banks, & Biddle set.

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Rocco C. DeCamillo

 

Currently Seeking:

WWII US Typhus Commission Medal Titled case or a sett

WWI era Navy Cross

WWII Presidential Medal for Merit titled case

Early button type Navy Cross & Army DSM Rosette lapel button

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Reverse...

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Rocco C. DeCamillo

 

Currently Seeking:

WWII US Typhus Commission Medal Titled case or a sett

WWI era Navy Cross

WWII Presidential Medal for Merit titled case

Early button type Navy Cross & Army DSM Rosette lapel button

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