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  • in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36431

    megan
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    They’ve not responded to me either (GRRR), hopefully they will be more responsive to a US citizen & tax-payer!

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36429

    megan
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    Back to Robin Nicholson’s contributions, and the civilian awards of the Department of the Army. What with what he’s already posted to the Database, what he’s just sent me and a single image from my files we have a complete set! Look under DOD Civilian Awards in the Department of Defence section, there’s now a Department of the Army section. General awards, Deptartment of the Navy and Department of the Air Force ones are still all jumbled up, but that will change… not now, though, Doctor Who is about to air!


    megan
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    Well done 🙂

    It looks like a veterans’ organisation badge – given the sabers maybe cavalry – which had a post in Harrisburg. Does anybody who knows about such things come up with a more concrete identification… once we stray out of official orders, decorations and medals I get a bit lost!


    megan
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    Martin, there’s no point in posting links to images on your own hard drive – it would be very disturbing if we had access to it!

    Open a post window and look below at the left for a grey button labelled Browse. Use that to navigate to where your images are on your hard drive and upload them so that we can see them. You may have to fiddle with the size before uploading. If you find that difficult, use the Contact Form using the Image DB Usage category to get in touch with me and I’ll help you out (if I cannot recognise it outright, that is!).

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36391

    megan
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    As I have been adding the little known awards of the Indipendent State of Slovakia, which was only around 1939-1945 to my website, I thought I’d share some of these beauties with you, so I added the Order of Prince Priabin today. (Look under Czechoslovakia in the Images Database).

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36388

    megan
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    Guess what? I received another contribution this week! It’s the 2019 Medal of Distinction awarded by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels to those Colonels who are active within the society, attend events or contribute to the Good Works Program. The specimen show was awarded to Colonel Khriss Urban who has wasted no time in photographing it and sending me the images. Thank you Colonel!

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36329

    megan
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    Don Wagner of the Soldiers Museum just contacted me to share an image from the museum’s collection. It’s the Merit Cross for the Defence of the State awarded by the Independent State of Slovakia that existed 1939-1945. This was awarded in at least 2 classes, Don’s medal is the second class. You can find it in the Independent State of Slovakia section, which is under Czechoslovakia in the Eastern Europe section of the Images Database.

    It’s great when people send in pictures to enhance our collection here: thanks, Don, and… what have YOU got that’s missing here? Please share 🙂

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36313

    megan
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    More of Robin Nicholson’s contributions – the Office of Personnel Management (which administers all civilian employees of the US Government) and the Public Health Service, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. They have a lot of medals, I have put those we already had images of into the correct order, as well as adding the ones Robin sent.

    These are all delightfully obscure awards, yet mark some outstanding – and unsung – public service. It’s a privilege to add them here.

    in reply to: How many members do we have in 2018? #36292

    megan
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    Well, welcome Kazi 🙂

    As to your question, Kevin… I’m sure I saw some figures in a JOMSA recently. But how recent I’m not sure as I was leafing through 2-3 years’ worth at the time!

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36285

    megan
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    Today I looked at the Defense Logistics Agency and the Department of Justice – putting them in order and adding in more of Robin Nicholson’s wonderful contributions.

    The Defense Intelligence Agency hasn’t responded to my request for information yet… 🙁

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36278

    megan
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    More of Robin Nicholson’s excellent contributions today: some more Civil Air Patrol, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

    And for this last, I’m puzzled. We have an image in the database that says it’s the DIA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. The few sources online that I can find confirm its identity. But Robin – a very reliable source – has sent a different image which he says is the DIA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. This indentification is borne out by the reverse actually being inscribed DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS CIVILIAN SERVICE – that’s pretty clear! However, those few online sources all give the ribbon on this beast as being that of the DIA Excellent Service Medal… can you see why I am confused?

    So, if Robin’s medal is the DIA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, is it on the correct ribbon? And if so, what is the image that’s in the database already? I wonder if the Defense Intelligence Agency will tell me? Worth an e-mail, I suppose.

    Query-1 is Robin’s medal. Query-2 is the one we have in the database. Can anyone help me sort this out?

    And now you see a little of what goes on behind the scenes. You may think I’m a bit slow, only putting up a few medals each week, but I am making certain that everything I post here is as correct as I can make it!

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    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36242

    megan
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    I’ve been distracted by a HUGE number of American medals received from our member Robin Nicholson (el_jefe52), so made a start on them with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency awards, and sorting out the Civil Air Patrol section as well as adding new images he’d sent. There are plenty of miniatures there, as the CAP tend to issue ‘ribbon-only’ awards but have designed a medal which may be purchased in miniature for wear on mess dress.

    There’s loads more to come… Thanks, Robin!

    in reply to: Medal curating/display #36229

    megan
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    Our member Frank Dutil has made some nice frames to display his collection, which he loans out to appropriate institutions. He’s on deployment right now, but I’ll see if I can find his description of what he did.

    in reply to: Medals of the World website #36195

    megan
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    He’s fixed it! All medals sites are once more available 🙂

    in reply to: What's New in the Images Database #36193

    megan
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    I’m back now, after a visit to Turkey where I didn’t see a single medal 🙁

    Today’s addition: the Indian Long Service & Good Conduct Medal for Europeans, 1848. This was awarded to Europeans serving in the ranks of the Indian Army until 1872 (after which they got the Army LS&GC medal like everyone else).

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