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August 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm in reply to: Legion of Merit (Commander) c. 1946/7 – How to Identify? #17552
A couple more pics
DSC04926.jpgAugust 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm in reply to: Legion of Merit (Commander) c. 1946/7 – How to Identify? #17551
OK, I finally locate the pictures of my LOM Commander. IT has been identified by a noted expect on LOM medals as a "transition piece" (1946-1949), and would have been in a WWII vintage presentation case.
The medal suspension loop is NOT numbered. The ribbon is the nice watery silk that we expect from that period. The neck attachment devices are hand sewn snaps, using pink colored thread.
The pendant itself is very high quality. The lapel pin is marked BB&B. The service ribbon matches the set very well.
Here are some pictures.
DSC04928.jpgAugust 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm in reply to: 2015 Convention #17548
So I am back from my first ever OMSA National Convention. What a great event this was. Congratulations to Tim Bartholow and the rest of the organization committee, y’all did a great job.
It was such a treat to finally meet so many of the people that I only know online. It was honestly one of the friendliest and most down to earth conventions (or any type) that I have ever attended.
I sincerely hope that I am able to make it to next year’s convention, and the years after that, and …..
You get the idea.June 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm in reply to: OMSA Membership Number? #17519
Thank you Jeff. I am looking forward to it.December 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm in reply to: "New" variation for Army GCM #17351
And I was finally able to locate a picture of the blue box with the white end label for the Coro, Inc. produced Army Good Conduct Medal (see attached). This contract was valued at $86,000, and the period of production was May through December, 1944.
January 29, 2014 at 1:20 am in reply to: 1917 US Army Wound Ribbon #16999
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I think you are absolutely correct, but it is an interesting topic. I have never seen one of these ribbons, and the depiction on Wikipedia may not be totally accurate. Red ribbon with a thin white stripe in the center. I guess the picture is as good as any, but still makes me wonder if something like this was actually produced.
I am also fascinated by the request from a Capt. Sanborn to be issued this ribbon for wounds received while serving in a foreign Army. The WAR Dept response dated Jan 28, 1918 would seem to indicate that the ribbon was still authorized for wear if approved during the time frame in question.
Thanks Jeff.January 27, 2014 at 11:04 pm in reply to: 1917 US Army Wound Ribbon #16995
I also found this reference regarding this ribbon:
wounds.jpgJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:02 pm in reply to: 1917 US Army Wound Ribbon #16994
The description I got came from the Internet (surprise). Here is one reference:
The Wound Ribbon was established by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker on September 6, 1917, and implemented by Paragraph XI-1 of War Department General Orders Number 134 of October 12, 1917. However, it was rescinded by Paragraph 1(d) of War Depart-ment General Orders Number 6 of January 12, 1918, which replaced it with wound chevrons.
The Wound Ribbon was in effect from September 6 to October 12, 1917.
The Wound Ribbon was to be awarded to each officer or enlisted man who was "honorably wounded in action."
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
No order of precedence was established for this ribbon.
No devices were authorized for this ribbon; a separate ribbon was to be worn for each successive award.