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  • in reply to: Nuclear Tests – Nuclear Weapons #30866

    frivilig
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    I had forgotten how unuser friendly this upload program is. Fourth try.

    Just bought a similar certificate with an operational ID pass on the weekend issued to a sailor, it was part of an album with several newspaper articles on Operation Castle. He was a crew member of the USS Estes (AGC-12).

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    in reply to: District of Columbia Militia and National Guard Medals #30865

    frivilig
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    Do you have an example of the DCNG Emergency Service Medal? I was awarded the ribbon as the onetime NCOIC of Intel (113th OSF/IN) for post-9/11 Operation Noble Eagle, but understand from seeing an old chart they had in the medal locker at the 113th MSF that the ribbon was once a medal too. I’ve only seen an example of the medal on that chart, back in 2002 when I left the DCANG.

    in reply to: Nuclear Tests – Nuclear Weapons #30864

    frivilig
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    Just bought a similar certificate with an operational ID pass on the weekend issued to a sailor, it was part of an album with several newspaper articles on Operation Castle. He was a crew member of the USS Estes (AGC-12).

    in reply to: Gold Swedish Medal – Need Help Identifying #17615

    frivilig
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    Medal is for the Royal Patriotic Society, a semi-official civilian society under the patronage of the king. Technically not a royal order or medal and the award is designed to reward activities and pursuits of a private nature that are of benefit to the country. These are minted in gold and silver, some are named.

    in reply to: Medal for the Return of the Crimea #17084

    frivilig
    Participant

    Wonder when these were actually minted, last year and just waited for the invasion date to arrive?

    –Bill

    in reply to: Civilian police use of DoD ribbons for police awards #16823

    frivilig
    Participant

    Here we go again, a story from the Marine Corps Times about an amusement park using repurposed U.S. military ribbons, including the Marine Corps’ Combat Action Ribbon — for finding lost children. Good grief.

    Six Flags park in Illinois cancels use of military ribbons for security guards’ uniforms
    August 20th, 2013 | Battle Rattle | Posted by Gina Harkins

    http://blogs.militarytimes.com/battle-r … -uniforms/

    in reply to: Civilian police use of DoD ribbons for police awards #16773

    frivilig
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    To address Sune’s question, the answer lies in the United State’s national political system called "federalism." Absent the select example of federal law enforcement officers under the Department of Justice, there are state police departments, county police departments, and municipal police departments, and all have jurisdiction on their turfs. This is indeed very different than a national system of one central police force covering the entire country and a mere 5.6 million inhabitants, such as with the Danmarks Politi.

    in reply to: Danish Jutlandia Medal Korea 1951-1953 #16749

    frivilig
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    Never heard of fakes. unless one was identified as part of the Kai Meyer collection, which was alleged to have a number of questionable pieces and reproductions?

    in reply to: Stolen missing medal registry, stolen? #16455

    frivilig
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    I had wanted to post a nice public media news story about some recovered stolen medals in the well-hidden stolen medals registry, but I see we are still operating under the obtuse OMSA New World Order and mere mortals cannot post there. OMSA, whatever.

    in reply to: Southern Cross of Honor #16358

    frivilig
    Participant

    Looks like the German Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (noncombatant version without swords or ). Could he be a German immigrant?

    in reply to: American veterans medal ? #16335

    frivilig
    Participant

    Absent the American shield on the reverse, the obverse has a Swedish flavor to it, much like the Order of the North Star. Can you make out the assay mark on the ribbon ring?

    in reply to: Military fun #16308

    frivilig
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    Sune, I remember being at Sheppard AFB, TX, in 1978 when the Shah of Iran’s son soloed and his fellow pilots threw the Crown Prince into the training squadron pool, all of which made the base newspaper. But Sune, are you sure all this Danish enthusiasm isn’t simply from the exuberance of Denmark finally repealing the punitive "fat tax" on foodstuffs? Sorry, I am fresh out of HCA literary allusions at the moment. :oops: However there must be no end to the allusions one could draw from Janteloven. ;)

    –Bill

    in reply to: Order of Cincinnati document #16235

    frivilig
    Participant

    Saw one of these in an antique shop near Freeport, ME, some years ago in the 1990s and kick myself for not buying it.

    in reply to: Danish article for JOMSA #16234

    frivilig
    Participant

    Maybe the 1991 Saudi Arabia deployment medal?

    I have a copy of the deployment history of the HMDS Olfert Fischer by Uffe Ellemann Jensen and know that the Danish nursing magazine Sygeplejerske featured an award ceremony feature at the time.

    –Bill

    in reply to: Supremes declare SVA unconstitutional #15932

    frivilig
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    Jeff, agreed, the appeal attacked only the Constitutional First Amendment (speech) aspect of 18 USC §704.

    A larger article on the court’s decision appeared in today’s Washington Post. — http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sup … _local_pop

    A full text link to the actual decision itself. — http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/po … -text.html

    Justice Kennedy’s remark at p.17 of the opinion is especially poignant: "Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication."

    Bill (LM 91)

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