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Here is my rack, I enlisted in APR 1978 and retired in MAR 2001. Spent time with the 82ND AB, 1ST ID, 11th ACR, & 24TH ID. Lots of memories and travels, SOME GOOD, SOME BAD...

 

GOD BLESS THOSE STILL SERVING !!

 

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Here is my rack, I enlisted in APR 1978 and retired in MAR 2001. Spent time with the 82ND AB, 1ST ID, 11th ACR, & 24TH ID. Lots of memories and travels, SOME GOOD, SOME BAD...

 

GOD BLESS THOSE STILL SERVING !!

 

Wayne

 

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Impressive rack indeed. I commend you for your outstanding service to this country thumbsup.gif The Silver Star especially was a very hard one to earn during the time period that you served .

 

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Impressive rack indeed. I commend you for your outstanding service to this country thumbsup.gif The Silver Star especially was a very hard one to earn during the time period that you served .

 

I have to second that as well! thumbsup.gif

 

Thank you for your service.

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Wayne, let me start by saying thanks for your service. This is the ribbon bar from my neighbor who was a sgt in the 79th Div. He got his Silver Star for knocking out a German MG nest in April of '45. Rest in Peace Dick. Mark

 

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Wayne, let me start by saying thanks for your service. This is the ribbon bar from my neighbor who was a sgt in the 79th Div. He got his Silver Star for knocking out a German MG nest in April of '45. Rest in Peace Dick. Mark

 

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Thanks to everyone for the nice compliments. I must admit, that I am NO HERO, just a Squad Leader who was on point and had the mission to clear an Iraqi trenchline that "WOULD NOT COMPLY" and didn't think WE WERE SERIOUS about our job. My greatest achievement was bringing all of my guys back home in one piece.

 

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Here is a rather interesting ribbon group that belonged to BG Weltmer who was the Division Artillery Commander of the Kansas National Guard in the 1970's. Weltmer served in the Coast Artillery in Alaska during World War II and then spent the next forty years in the Kansas National Guard.

The ribbons are as follows:

American Defense, American Campaign

Asiatic Pacific theater with campaign star, World War II Victory

Armed Forces Reserve Medal- at the time, the three hourglass devices on the AFRM ribbon shows over 40 years of service. The Kansas National Guard Service Medal- each sunflower device is for ten years of service. He ended up with four of them. The final ribbon, if I am correct, is the Order of St. Barbara, which is an honor society for field artillery.

 

I have always found this group to be rather poignent as here was an officer who served his country for almost 45 years and ended up without a single medal for merit. Not all who served for 40 years end up looking like Audie Murphy. Conversely, Lindy England of Abu Gahb prison infamy had three rows of ribbons.

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My greatest achievement was bringing all of my guys back home in one piece.

 

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Wayne

 

Cant argue with that !

 

Kurt

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

 


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This group is from my colleciton. It belonged to an Ace who had the distinction of downing an aircraft from each of the three major Axis powers!

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Here is the ribbon bar of SFC Bernard Bright. SFC Bright was a member of B Co. Exploitation Force of CCC at Kontum. SFC Bright was one of the 16 Americans that particapated in Operation Tailwind. His Bronze Star and one of his Purple Heart's were awarded after that mission.post-405-1171816153.jpg

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This group is from my colleciton. It belonged to an Ace who had the distinction of downing an aircraft from each of the three major Axis powers!

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Hey Erick, you oughta share the story of this pilot and his shooting down of planes from all 3 axis powers, plus a US plane!


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Here is a group to a Master CPO Photographer. Note Commendation medal with V twice, Purple Heart, Both Navy & Army Presidential Unit Citations twice and Philippine Pres. Unit Citation as well. Note also WW2 Aircrew wings.

 

I also have his Blue uniform in gold, His medals and photos/paperwork. He took several well known WW2 Naval photographs.

 

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Here is a group to a Master CPO Photographer. Note Commendation medal with V twice, Purple Heart, Both Navy & Army Presidential Unit Citations twice and Philippine Pres. Unit Citation as well. Note also WW2 Aircrew wings.

 

I also have his Blue uniform in gold, His medals and photos/paperwork. He took several well known WW2 Naval photographs.

 

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I notice that there are both large and small stars on 2 of the ribbons. Is there a significance to this?


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I notice that there are both large and small stars on 2 of the ribbons. Is there a significance to this?

 

I don't think the Chief was overly concerned with proper use of "stars." Besides, the different sizes, his Navy Commendation Medal star should be the larger gold type.

Nice ribbon set though.

Kurt

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I notice that there are both large and small stars on 2 of the ribbons. Is there a significance to this?

 

The Chief has 5 gold (good conduct) hashmarks on his blue uniform so I assume the large stars represent 5 awards. However, that would not be regulation. Should be a silver star in that case.

 

Concerning the Commendation ribbon, when the ribbon was in fact just a ribbon (WW2) a bronze star was used to denote a second award. I have a couple more double WW2 Navy Commendation Ribbon medal groups in my collection, One to a Coast Guard officer and the other to a Navy Corpsman. Both have bronze second award stars.

 

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Hey Erick, you oughta share the story of this pilot and his shooting down of planes from all 3 axis powers, plus a US plane!

 

 

Thanks Gil. I will post the coat and story. Better yet, some of these folks should join AAMUC and get the FOOTLOCKER!

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Here is a set to a career Air Force Master Navigator, Private to Light Col. Not bad.

The Flying Cross and Air medals were for WW2 with the 15th Air Force.

Bronze Star for Korea. Gold wings below for service with Taiwan.

 

I have the complete medal group and his papers.

 

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Here is a large air-force rack that I received with a huge lot of ribbon bars. Can anyone ID the lower middle ribbon? It is light blue in color and has a circular medallion with the likeness of a soldier in the center.

 

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Here is a set to a career Air Force Master Navigator, Private to Light Col. Not bad.

The Flying Cross and Air medals were for WW2 with the 15th Air Force.

Bronze Star for Korea. Gold wings below for service with Taiwan.

 

I have the complete medal group and his papers.

 

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Here's another WW2 era Army ribbon set. On a 101st glider rider Ike -- just as I got it, though the Dutch cord was added. Sure wish I coiuld ID him.

 

Note that the Glider wings are bullion and have the star for a second landing.

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Here's another WW2 era Army ribbon set. On a 101st glider rider Ike -- just as I got it, though the Dutch cord was added. Sure wish I coiuld ID him.

 

Note that the Glider wings are bullion and have the star for a second landing.

 

Now, to top the "sewn-on" ribbons above, here is a couple of ribbons DIRECTLY EMBROIDERED into the area above the left breast pocket of a British battle jacket worn by an American GI! (Left sleeve has 7th Army SSI, right sleeve has 28th Div.

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Now, to top the "sewn-on" ribbons above, here is a couple of ribbons DIRECTLY EMBROIDERED into the area above the left breast pocket of a British battle jacket worn by an American GI! (Left sleeve has 7th Army SSI, right sleeve has 28th Div.

 

Here is the ribbon set of a 45th Div Medic. The Ike is custom made in Kansas City-- the DI's are German-made and hand painted. I am not sure why the COmbat Medic Badge is on the pocket flap and not above the ribbons.

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Here is the ribbon set of a 45th Div Medic. The Ike is custom made in Kansas City-- the DI's are German-made and hand painted. I am not sure why the COmbat Medic Badge is on the pocket flap and not above the ribbons.

 

here's another Ike worn during the early occupation period. Note the hand-painted DI's and the enameled on metal ribbons! Needless, to say, these are quite uncommon.

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