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  1. It appears to be some type of Ukrainian SSR labor award.
  2. Can anyone help in identifying any of the other patches?
  3. Thanks, JX - How can you tell that the ribbon bars are artificially created? I'm also curious about the patches in the lower left-hand corner. Some look like Imperial Army ratings, and others look like collar tabs, but with 5 gold or silver overlapped stars. Any information you could provide about these (or any other) objects would be most helpful. I can post better pictures if that would help...
  4. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  5. I'm staying with an older couple here in Texas, and the wife's father was an Army medic who served with 10th Army on Okinawa. He brought back a number of items, among which are a long banner and what looks to be a letter. Can anyone help me with the translation of either of these two items?
  6. These were brought back by a friend's father, who was a medic with 10th Army on Okinawa. I'm particularly interested in any information y'all can provide on the unusual medal/ribbon bars - I've never seen anything like them before. Also, if anyone is able to translate the kanji on the flags I would be most appreciative. -Dave Harvey
  7. A few other things I've noted: - Shouldn't he have a star on his National Defense Service Medal, for both Korea & Vietnam? - Wouldn't he also be entitled to the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, which was awarded to all U.S. military members who participated in combat? - Should he have at least one campaign star on his Korean Service Medal, since he undoubtedly participated in at least one campaign during his two tours over there? I know from experience that veterans often do not have or display all of the awards and stars that they are entitled to. Just wondering...
  8. Thank you Dave - you answered all of my questions! I noticed on his Wikipedia page that he served as an enlisted Marine from 1942 until the end of WWII. The awards listed on his page have him holding a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, but that is missing in the photo of him above, as well as the picture that speagle shows with all of his medals. I wonder if someone just added that in there or if he was really entitled to the Marine Corps medal.
  9. Ok, so from the picture above - what are the ones on the bottom row, 3rd from left & 2nd and 3rd from right, as well as the neck order in the bottom middle?
  10. Does anyone know what neck order he is wearing under the Medal of Honor? Also, apart from the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, what are the three foreign awards on his bottom row?
  11. I'm currently researching the wartime records of two WWII veterans. One was a B-24 bomber pilot with the 567th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group; the other was a light tank crewman with HQ Co, Combat Command "A," 10th Armored Division. I've tracked some of the pilot's unit records to the Air Force Historical Research Association, but am attempting to locate the actual Mission Records for the missions he flew over France & Germany from Nov 43 - Feb 44. I'm also trying to find the official unit history for CCA, 10th Armored. Does anyone here know where I can find these records? I
  12. There's a very simple explanation for why the medals appear backwards when clipped onto the airmen's uniforms: they are upside down. If you look at both pictures, the ribbons are hanging loosely from the metal plates that hold the ends of the ribbon together. The ID tag holder was then inserted underneath the pin clasp, but was done backwards. Thus, when the commander picks up the medal to clip it to the uniform, the only way it will go is if the medal is inverted, thus showing the reverse of the medal when it is attached to the uniform. Once the ID tag holder is removed, the medal can simp
  13. There's also some regs about wearing different breast badges - Army Staff ID, Presidential/VP service, Drill Sergeant, Recruiting, etc. So you could wear up to two per pocket, I believe.
  14. @ Paul Murphy- To my knowledge, it's not a common practice for US medals to be engraved on the back. Usually, this is only done at private expense. I've never seen a US medal that was engraved/stamped on the edge - that seems to be a British practice.
  15. What's the story with Schneider's Treasures? Is he a faker, too?
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