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Here is a group of Iraqi Medals I received from the BDE S-3 Sargeant Major:

During his tour in Iraq with First Cav Divison in Taji, Iraq, his unit stumbled on a wearhouse that was bombed. Inside of the warehouse was Iraqi Orders and Medals all over the place. The Iraqi awards had been burnt leaving just the metal portion of the award, ribbons and enamel had been removed from the extreme heat from the fire. I was told that the soldiers with him filled sand bags with the Iraqi medals, not caring about the condition: To me it would have been a kid in a candy store :D

Here is some of those medals from the Taji, Iraq Warehouse:

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These are cleaned all the ribbon material was peeled off and cleaned with warm soapy water.

I will be try to get more from him if the SM will part with them, he also has a box of old Iraqi Baath Party News Papers.


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