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  1. I'd love to see photos of vets with these. Brandon Gauthier has a number of superb shots and examples. He is up in Vermont and has a web site: www.portraitsofwar. . Its worth a look.
  2. The more I look at this, the more I go hmmmmmmmmmm.......almost like a piece of Coro had a tughra inner core added. Yet, too complex and nice- and unique to be costume jewelry methinks. Owain? Owain? By the way Gordon, how's the Hungarian collecting going? I had lunch with one of Pal Mater's' insurgent body guards yesterday. He has an album of unpublished photos of '56- before Andropov dropped the hammer.
  3. Drone pilot Medals buried....

    Yup. Cool huh?
  4. perhaps he lied.That's why I wondered about the Bund of German Jewish War veterans.
  5. Well, not really, but I am very surprised he is a Catholic and not Jewish. Kind of an interesting for its pedestrianness, " all over the place, but nothing unusual: been there, did it" war for this guy. I got briefly excited by the demob. stamps as I misread it as " Party Comrades...btln. unit", but then retead it and realized my error. If you ever want to sell........
  6. Ask Demir. He often haunts the TWM site on Facebook.
  7. Do I see an EK2/HKx/Austrian bravery w/bar and Hungarian WW1 medal?
  8. Nice original ribbon. I think 45 Euros is fair.
  9. Drone pilot Medals buried....

    Brandon recounts in his book getting an ARCOM with V device - along with his entire company- for a minutes long firefight in Iraq against insurgents in a Mosque- allegedly. Smith was never completely sure that anyone was actually firing back and the incident might well have been a " jumpy shot" catalyzing a mass unit reaction. The implication was he got a medal merely for firing at what might have been an empty building.
  10. Japanese Islamic Society medal

    Is this contemporary?
  11. That's a great little book! It took me a while to wander through Herr Rosenthals' war career. Did you look him up in the BDJKV data base?
  12. Drone pilot Medals buried....

    I agree. Gone are the days when a senior Navy NCO in peacetime could expect to retire with a mere two or three rows of awards.
  13. Well, it seems to match the shields in the NAM. Oh Merwyn would have loved this. I can not see the other pictures in the thread above- they have morphed into kittens.
  14. Well, I reckon aye, based upon the photos in an a 40 year old Wallis and Wallis catalogue I just unearthed.
  15. Remembering the Maine -in Key West

    cool. I have seen enormous shells from the Maine in a local town hall, tucked away in a quiet corner gathering dust.
  16. Drone pilot Medals buried....

    Well, aside from the medals review, which seems to me to be a rehash of earlier, very complete valor awards reviews, I think the new R and C devices are a good thing. The whole Bronze Star only for combat is also good and I hope they retroactively strip awards of the BS given stateside for anything. Now if we can just get rid of those silly " I did it" ribbons- like the NCO course/basic completion ribbons or perhaps the most laughable, the sea service / overseas service ribbons, it will be a better world.
  17. order of charles III???? or not

    So, is this a Carlist War award?m
  18. Wow! Great photo! That should be in a book!
  19. Yeah, it is sort of sad, but it has become a very wealthy persons' hobby. Even medals that were handed out by the millions are now going for a large chunk of cash. Still, these things cycle and there is always the the thrill of the hunt.
  20. Purple Heart Ruling

    Maybe, but there is still fraud. Wearing medals and uniforms with the intent to obtain unearned rewards is still a felony.
  21. Oddly enough, I have none. I have wondered for years when minis began to be worn though. 1920s?
  22. Well, if I read this correctly, its metely a replacement book issued to a Lt. d R. in Grenadier Regt. 118 upon demobilization ?