Chris Liontas

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About Chris Liontas

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  • Birthday 22/07/72

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    US WWI Aviation, The US 32nd Division in World War I, and Imperial German pre 1900 helmets and uniforms

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  1. And the same two tunics with the same rank, same bent right shoulder board on the mann tunic, same tress on the non NCO, NCO tunic
  2. Makes a ton more sense! Thank you for the information. I knew something wasn't right :-).
  3. Nice display!! Is that a rifle grenade launcher on the far right? I don't remember that in your collection
  4. Ooooo that is sweet! Nice Chris! Is that all one named group?
  5. I'm offended....I'm going back to "the best scotch" posting" for at least two hours!!!
  6. I was perusing the news the other day and I noticed Joe Biden was awarded the Medal of Freedom. While running on my lunch hour I got a chance to see the replays of the medal being awarded. Now while everyone on TV seemed to go into straight political mode--did he/didn't he deserve it..blah blah blah -- I could not stop thinking about how just darn ugly the medal is. Honestly, its huge and gaudy. When the President is placing it on Joe's neck, I thought the ribbon was tangled; but it appears to hang like a sash medal rather than a neck medal. I know the Legion of Merit has an international award on a sash, and it kind of hangs like this does. I think the neck ribbon kink and the size of the eagles just make it look like something I would buy my daughter at the Disney Store. I just keep it supposed to look like that??? So odd that this would be our highest award...
  7. ^^. I echo that. What a wonderful medal, and to know it is an award piece. How many threads have you seen where the medal isn't named and you can't tell when it was given (or purchased). To see an original PLM that was actually awarded is fantastic- and with no damage.
  8. Very nice Rabbi photo! Very nice shot of the star.
  9. Enjoy it-very much so! Anything like this that still survives is amazing. The medal is rare but how much rarer is the award document? So a LT getting the iron cross was that much rarer than a field grade one?
  10. Wow! Very nice Chris! I've never seen one before. yhatvus about as rare as it gets, even more so than aviators. Any idea where it was awarded (I don't have my glasses. :-) )
  11. I wonder why people do this. Do you think they just don't know, or don't want to learn. With all the information printed, and on line about the Iron Cross, you would think people would be better informed
  12. Great score Chris!
  13. It signifies branch of service. Red is sani, green is jäger etc...
  14. Oooo that is nice!!!! Wow how rare is that Chris? Any idea what happened to him? Was he a Tsarist soldier or part of the monarchy?
  15. I am preempting Chris from doing another one of his, "holy cow I got something awesome and you guys have to wait for me to post it"....posts. I'm not going to steal his thunder, but omg.....I dont collect this stuff and was about to buy this thing. It is that awesome if you like French stuff. ....sorry Chris...I owe you a beer...or Scotch...or whatever :-)