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Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby CTink » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:14 pm

The City of Middletown issued a Mothers of Defenders of Liberty medal.Does anyone know what State this was from?
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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby JB Floyd » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:41 pm

While there were several Middletown issues, only the Connecticut town shows on my lists as a "Mothers of Defenders" piece.
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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby CTink » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:01 am

Thanks Jeff, What other cities and towns issued this medal?
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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby JB Floyd » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:10 am

In addition to Connecticut, Middletowns in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island issued WWI medals.

Medals to Mothers come from: Sacramento, CA; Detroit; Metuchen, NJ; Albany County, NY; Buffalo; Erie County, NY; Rochester; Akron, OH; Toledo; Johnstown, PA; Houston and the 32nd Division.
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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby KevinBeyer » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:57 am

I have been trying to track down all of the different Mothers of Defenders of Liberty pins that were issued. At last count, I have 6 of them (all displaying only a single star). Is there anywhere online that has photo references for all of them?

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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby JB Floyd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:55 am

State and local medals are not well represented on line, even in the OMSA image data base. The old-school books by Dick Planck and Lou Small are probably the only sources available for images.
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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby megan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:54 am

If people who have such things want to send images I could make a section on my site...

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Re: Mothers of Defenders of Liberty

Postby megan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:57 am

Thanks to Kevin Beyer, who has been kind enough to send me some lovely pictures!

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