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#1 hippychick39

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:10 AM

Hi,

I bought my husband, as he is collector of war medals etc, WWII Mililtary Uniform Bars which have 4 rows of 3 bars across for a total of 12 bars. I think they are US?

Can anyone help describe to me what they mean. I wanted to display text with these when I give them to him for his birthday.
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I have attached a photo of the ribbons, (hopefully it will work) as this is the first time I have been to this site.

Any assistance is much appreciated

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:54 AM

Top Row L-R
Legion of Merit (5 Awards), American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal
Second Row
Unknown to me, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal
Third Row
Unknown to me, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal
Fourth Row
Korean Service Medal (6 Awards), United Nations Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

Maybe some of the others can you with the remaining two. I don't know what the A device is for on the American Defense Medal.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:47 AM

Thank you very much, you have helped greatly.

Hopefully someone now can assist with the last two

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:23 PM

You sure on the Legion of Merit there mate? Pretty sure that's a Navy Good Conduct Medal.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:35 PM

Could very well be Lippert, I just noticed the absence of the white border

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:46 PM

Hi,

I bought my husband, as he is collector of war medals etc, WWII Mililtary Uniform Bars which have 4 rows of 3 bars across for a total of 12 bars. I think they are US?

Can anyone help describe to me what they mean. I wanted to display text with these when I give them to him for his birthday.
[ATTACH]479[/ATTACH]

I have attached a photo of the ribbons, (hopefully it will work) as this is the first time I have been to this site.

Any assistance is much appreciated

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Hippychick:)


Nice WWII/Korean War ribbonbar! I wish I could help on the unknowns but, all I collect are Imperial and WWII German ribbonbars and i'd be of little usage.

Great bar though!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:17 AM

I believe I have identified one of the two missing: (the first one from the first row, the yellow one with two red stripes). I think it's the China service medal.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:14 PM

Second row, first on the left is the European, African, Middle-Eastern Campaign medal.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

Cheers Lippert, well I think we got them all now.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

Maybe some of the others can you with the remaining two. I don't know what the A device is for on the American Defense Medal.


Jeff. I think the A device may actually be the V device upside down. It looks like all the Star devices seem to be upside down too.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:02 PM

You are most likely correct, as usual, Robert.

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#12 Lippert

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 08:39 PM

Think I got this one figured:

A Device - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It seems the A device was awarded for contact with the enemy before the war officially began. Seeing as this guy has about 20 years (five good conduct medals at four years for each - assuming he never got busted) this is a logical conclusion as he has US Navy service before the war, during the war, and then in Korea.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

That look like it may be it.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:41 AM

You sure on the Legion of Merit there mate? Pretty sure that's a Navy Good Conduct Medal.


The first one is a Navy Good Conduct medal (5 awards for 20 years service). I should know I have several myself. Legion of Merit is red and white striped.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:14 AM

Good throw T.A. thank for the addition.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 05:33 PM

The mystery one in the bottom right corner (with ying-yang / tae-gook) and metal frame looks like the Korean Presidential Unit Citation which I would have thought (as a Unit award) would have gone onto the left side's bars rather than clustered with the Individual awards on the right.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:06 PM

Great collection.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:10 PM

Anyone know what kind of ribbon this is?:confused:
Dont know if it is ww2

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#19 T. A. Gardner

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:02 AM

Looks like the British Order of Merit

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:57 AM

I second T.A. on that.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:31 AM

The mystery one in the bottom right corner (with ying-yang / tae-gook) and metal frame looks like the Korean Presidential Unit Citation which I would have thought (as a Unit award) would have gone onto the left side's bars rather than clustered with the Individual awards on the right.


In the Army it would. In the Marine Corps and the Navy it would be worn to the left with the rest of the ribbons. When worn with Medals it would be placed on the right with other ribbon only awards.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:24 PM

I'm looking for some help trying to ID a WW2 ribbon. This ribbon was with my grandfather's WW2 awards. All the other ribbons were easy to ID. But this one has me at a loss. He served in France and in a major wartime production industry during the war so it might be a France or civilian ribbon.
Any help the experts here can provide would be great. Thanks so much!

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#23 Hobbsh1

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:15 AM

Hi,

I bought my husband, as he is collector of war medals etc, WWII Mililtary Uniform Bars which have 4 rows of 3 bars across for a total of 12 bars. I think they are US?

Can anyone help describe to me what they mean. I wanted to display text with these when I give them to him for his birthday.
[ATTACH]479[/ATTACH]

I have attached a photo of the ribbons, (hopefully it will work) as this is the first time I have been to this site.

Any assistance is much appreciated

Posted Image

Hippychick:)


I just noticed the post date on your question hippychick39, if your still around I believe this is list of your posted ribbons.
Left to right, top to bottom.
1. Navy Good Conduct Medal (5 awards)
2. American Defence Service Medal (A Bronze "A" device on the Navy's American Defense Service Medal indicates participation with the ATLANTIC FLEET prior to World War II.)
3. American Campaign Medal
4. European-African-Mid Eastern Camp. Medal (2 awards)
5. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
6. WW II Victory Medal
7. Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon (obsolete)
8. Occupation Medal
9. National Defense Medal
10. Korean Service Medal (10 awards)
11. United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
12. Presidential Unit Citation (ROK)

Edited by Hobbsh1, 05 April 2010 - 02:18 AM.
Just noticed post date.





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