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#1 keckan74

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

Found them while looking through grandparents materials...these r the only two medals who was awarded tht i dont know why or what the signifcance of them were... ne one know?

Thnks so much if you do!

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#2 mikebatzel

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

The one on the Right I believe to be a Belgian Croix de Guerre.

Edited by mikebatzel, 28 July 2008 - 01:44 PM.

Please give the Combined Fleet the chance to bloom as flowers of death. This is the navy’s earnest request. RADM Tasuku Nakazawa prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:47 PM

I cant find anything difinitive for the one on the left. The lettering gets a bit blury. Can you post what it says? I found similiar but the ribbons don't match
Please give the Combined Fleet the chance to bloom as flowers of death. This is the navy’s earnest request. RADM Tasuku Nakazawa prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:40 PM

Well, they're not American. They both have the same crown and lion. I would have guess British. But don't know.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:43 PM

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The Military Decoration, Article 4, 2nd class

The Military Decoration, Article 4, 2nd class - The OMSA Medal Database
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:57 AM

thank you very much for the help. i tried everything to find them. since its an award from belgiam, is there anywy I can find out the story behind him deserving the award?




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