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Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-15-2011, 07:08 AM
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Posted By JBFloyd
This one was awarded to a John C. Black in 1946....

This one was awarded to a John C. Black in 1946. Unfortunately, the roll doesn't list a unit or service.

The CSC was awarded by the State of New York to anyone who received a federal decoration...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By JBFloyd
What is the number?

What is the number?
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 08-20-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By JBFloyd
7698 was a replacement issued to Sgt Willy...

7698 was a replacement issued to Sgt Willy Macedowsky, C Company, 17th Infantry.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 08-19-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By JBFloyd
No.7247 was issued to PFC Albert J. Brady,...

No.7247 was issued to PFC Albert J. Brady, Ordnance Department.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-14-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By JBFloyd
This Stewart Medal design came in in 1940. The...

This Stewart Medal design came in in 1940. The hidden brooch was commonly used at least through the 1950s.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-14-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By JBFloyd
As with almost everything, there are rules and...

As with almost everything, there are rules and there are exceptions.

Properly, Purple Hearts are not awarded to non-US troops. The criteria state that one must be a member of the US armed forces....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-14-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By JBFloyd
A short history of 132nd AAA:...

A short history of 132nd AAA: http://users.rcn.com/sgtlouie/132hpg.html
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 07-10-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By JBFloyd
The first is the Italian WWI Victory Medal...

The first is the Italian WWI Victory Medal ($20-25). The second is the Belgian Commemorative Medal for Campaigns in Africa, in bronze for native troops ($75+).
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-04-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By JBFloyd
"2135th AAF Base unit" Explanation???? The...

"2135th AAF Base unit" Explanation????

The administrative unit that probably handled his discharge. I believe the designaton "AAF Base Unit" was only used state-side and ranged in size from small...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-02-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By JBFloyd
http://www.flagandbanner.com/f-b-images/nsqua1218....

http://www.flagandbanner.com/f-b-images/nsqua1218.jpg (http://www.flagandbanner.com/fab/zoom.asp?imgloc=http://www.FlagAndBanner.com/f-b-images/nsqua1218.jpg)

US Power Squadron flag. They do...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-27-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By JBFloyd
I have never such a piece with US general's...

I have never such a piece with US general's insignia. Generally, stickpins have not been used for anything military here.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-26-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By JBFloyd
I've never run into the first one and can't read...

I've never run into the first one and can't read the full inscription. The center medal is the membership badge of the United Spanish War Veterans. The one of the right is the membership medal of the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-04-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By JBFloyd
The New York Conspicuous Service Cross is...

The New York Conspicuous Service Cross is actually given to those who receive a federal decoration. So, strictly speaking it can be for receiving a Purple Heart, not for getting wounded. It looks...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 05-28-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By JBFloyd
Looks like a German Fasching order.

Looks like a German Fasching order.
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 05-11-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By JBFloyd
Ware Merit Cross and Ethiopian Campaign Medal...

Ware Merit Cross and Ethiopian Campaign Medal 1935.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-02-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,697
Posted By JBFloyd
All four subs pictured served in the Pacific...

All four subs pictured served in the Pacific only.

I don't find a James T. Webster in the 1941 Navy Register or in the Annapolis graduate roll. Since he's wearing an American Defense Service...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-25-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By JBFloyd
The owner values the group at $65,000, so there...

The owner values the group at $65,000, so there was a fair amount of difference between his price and what bidders were willing to invest.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-24-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By JBFloyd
The man second from the right looks like Jim...

The man second from the right looks like Jim Thorpe.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By JBFloyd
Looks like a young George Patton, who finished...

Looks like a young George Patton, who finished fifth in the modern pentathelon.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-22-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By JBFloyd
The Purple Heart pin is unofficial and probably...

The Purple Heart pin is unofficial and probably dates within the past 10-20 years.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-20-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By JBFloyd
USS Prairie was manned by Massachusetts Naval...

USS Prairie was manned by Massachusetts Naval Militia, so that fits with the shooting badges. The Naval Militia didn't issue it's own distinctive shooting badges until 1909 (through 1914), so it's...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-09-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By JBFloyd
In 1971-72, we were paying around 400 piastre to...

In 1971-72, we were paying around 400 piastre to the dollar.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-07-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By JBFloyd
Dutch or Belgian, but insignia is not an area...

Dutch or Belgian, but insignia is not an area where I've got many detailed sources.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-31-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By JBFloyd
That's the NORAD (North American Air Defense...

That's the NORAD (North American Air Defense Command; now North American Aerospace Defense Command) crest.

Our Crest and Heraldry
Since the establishment of NORAD on May 12, 1958, the NORAD...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-28-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By JBFloyd
E.H. Simon used the diamond with a lightning bolt...

E.H. Simon used the diamond with a lightning bolt inside (or a stylized "S", depending upon your imagination).

Manufactured late WWII probably.
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