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[Help] Identifying Medal(s)

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Kevlar281, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Kevlar281

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    My Brother and Sister-in-law recently returned from visiting my Grandfather and I was surprised to see a picture of his WWII medals. He has only spoken to me once about the war and it was very brief. It has always been a taboo subject.

    Medals I have already identified:

    - Bronze Star
    - European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
    - Purple Heart
    - Good Conduct Medal
    - World War II Victory Medal
    - Purple Heart
    - Combat Infantryman Badge

    I outlined the two medals I could not identify with a yellow rectangle. Any help with identifying these two medals would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
     

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    That was actually one of the sites I checked before I started this thread. No luck. Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
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    Looks like Skipper is on target...The NY State Coat of Arms:

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    Thanks so much! He grew up in Queens and currently resides in Oyster Bay, NY. One down, one to go. Thank you everyone.
     
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    No problem Kevlar. Glad you gave me the confirmation he was a N-Y resident.
    I will focus on this state for the other one too, no promise, but I hope to find something.
     
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    Bump for the Holidays.
     
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    Well I don't want to go so far as to say the mystery was solved but my Grandfather paid us a visit awhile back and I asked him about the unidentified medal. He seemed to know of which medal I was referring to when I said Green and White.

    My Great Grandfather was a machinist and my Grandfather was a machinists apprentice. Before he was age he taught many white collar businessmen how to operate a drill press and such. Apparently the unidentified medal was some sort of civic wartime effort commendation. He says he has a letter that went along with it. Maybe one day I'll be able to provide more details. Thanks for your help everyone.
     
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    That would make sense Kevlar, thanks for keeping us informed and in the meantime someone else might be able to help so don't hesitate to check again
     

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