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  1. Hi, the silver OLC wasn't authorized until 1947. I think the "silver" OLC looks "silver" due to lighting perhaps. There is a picture of him after the war wearing his full size medals and the OLC's are the correct amount awarded to him during the war. Best, Greg
  2. Hi all, has anyone had any dealing with this outfit? I'm looking for a couple of fillers for my EK collection (Star to the GC). They look to be of good quality, but pics can always be deceiving. So, are their medals of good quality or pot metal wonders? Thanks so much! Greg
  3. Hey all, my son found this in a thrift store and I picked it up today (paid $60 for it), I'm a far cry from knowing much about these helmets, so....I'm hoping one of you experts can let me know if it's real or fake. It's in almost mint condition (so I have a feeling it's fake), but here are some pics of it: So what say you? Thanks so much! Greg
  4. Hi all, there is an interesting video on Grand Duke Carl on Youtube (Hitler's Favorite Royal). You can feel for the poor guy after you watch you. Anyway, hope this link works if your interested.
  5. Hi all, can someone give me an illustrated history of Polish para badges from WWII to the present. What types where/are awarded, qualification to receive the badge etc. Any help and pictures would be wonderful. Thanks so very much!!! Greg
  6. Hi all, fun post! Anyway, these are mine. My wife had these made up for me when I Retired from the US Army. I have a great wife! Top Row: MSM w/OLC ARCOM w/Silver OLC AAM w/OLC AGCM w/2 Silver Loops NDSM HSM Bottom Row: MOVSM AFRM last 4 are those unofficial "Commemorative" medals that are just made up for vet sales (she wanted to "round out" the group. Best, Greg
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    Thanks Chris! What does BMPE translate into English? The CIB can be awarded to foreign personal attached to US Army units as Chris has stated. The CIB has been awarded to foreign personal during the Korean War, Vietnam and the current war(s) ibn the Middle East. Not a common award however. Best, Greg
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    Hi all, interesting that he has an American Army CIB. Also, Chris, what is the badge he has with the crossed swords on a wreath? Always curious about this badge. Thanks so much! Greg
  9. Hi all, say, I have the 1st Edition of John R. Angolia Book (Dealing with the military awards of the TR), which is a great work IMO, Anyway, I was wondering what the difference is between the 1st edition and the revised edition? Is it worth getting the revised edition? Thanks so much! Greg
  10. Hi, the present day. Thanks again! Greg
  11. Hi all, I've seen a number of French soldiers wearing above their ribbon bars, a badge that's a Wreath with Crossed Bayonets. Can someone tell me what the badge is and it's requirements for award? Don't have a picture, sorry! Thanks so much! Greg
  12. Hi all, I was wondering if this Order was ever worn as a neck decoration only without the Star or Sash, like the PLM? Thanks so much!!!! Greg
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