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Dan

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  1. Dan

    Campaign Stars

    That's what I thought. So why do all the medals on Ebay have them on both the medal and ribbon bar? I knew I'd get the right answer here. Thanks again.
  2. Dan

    Campaign Stars

    Are campaign stars always worn on both the medal and ribbon bar or just one? thanks dan
  3. Dan

    Shellback Certificate

    He served on the USS John D Henley (DD553). He qualified on August 24, 1944. Thanks for the info.
  4. Dan

    Shellback Certificate

    I would like to get my great uncles shellback certificate reissued for my fmaily binder but all I have is the date and ship he was on when he qualified. What are the chances someone here would know what longitude the ship crossed at when he did? I know it's a longshot to ask this info but it's worth a shot right? thanks.
  5. Dan

    Dog Tag Information

    Thanks for the help. I think I was going for a bit deeper factual information. I am trying to be as accurate as possible in my re-creation of tags and need to know who was generally used as the next of kin....mother or father? I can't seem to find anything that says what was used on the dog tags for next of kin and want to get it as right as possible for a medals case. thanks dan
  6. Dan

    Dog Tag Information

    I am looking for some information so I can have dog tags re-punched for my grandparents and have a few questions to be sure of accuracy. My first question is; is there a record of what was on GI's dog tags anywhere so as to not have to guess about info? If so where? If not, my second question is; who is usually used as the next of kin, mother or father? Third question is; I am having trouble finding the correct blood type to put in, where is the best place to find this if there is one or is that just pouring through in family records? Thanks for any help anyone can give, Dan
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    Medal/Ribbon questions

    Here's another one for you. Was there a difference between the color of the Honorable Discharge Emblems (khaki or olive drab)? Are they different because of uniform or service you were in (Army/Navy, etc.)? I want to get a replacement for someone. It was issued to him for his Navy service during the war and I want to be sure I get the correct one. Thanks, Dan
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    Medal/Ribbon questions

    Hello to the forum, All of you have been so helpful with my inquiries over the years that I am back for a little more help. I just received a copy of my great uncles military file. In hopes to complete the family medals display case I am making I have a question or two to ask about him. He was in the Navy. In his file it states that he was authorized to wear the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon but it says nothing of the medals that go with them. Do the ribbons ever get issued without the medals? I don't want to put them in or leave them out of the case depending on the situation. Thank you again for the help, Dan
  9. Thank you all for the help, I'm sure I will have more questions to come.
  10. Hello everyone, this site has been such a wealth of information for me in my research and I thank you for it. I come to you with a few more questions about my grandfathers discharge papers. Most of the questions are to do with the abbreviations in many of the sections. Here are the ones I'm stuck on: 1. ERC in Section 5 2. Abbreviations in Section 6 3. "Course C" in Section 31 Also...what insignias and such would a PFC in the Quatermaster Service be issued? Thank you again for all your help in my research. Dan
  11. Ok...here are the pins that came along with the photos that my grandfather brought back with him. I am looking to do some identification on them and thought I would ask for some assistance. What better place to ask then right here! The only one I can say for sure is the RLB stickpin, the rest I ask your help on. Thanks again, Dan
  12. Ok...here are the pins that came along with the photos that my grandfather brought back with him. I am looking to do some identification on them and thought I would ask for some assistance. What better place to ask then right here! The only one I can say for sure is the RLB stickpin, the rest I ask your help on. Thanks again, Dan
  13. From what I can tell from the photo it is a square patch with what looks like a circle shape on it. I must admit that the photo itself is small and lacks the detail to be sure. It is sewn onto his right sleeve above the cuff. From what I have read this is the placement for the Meritorious Unit Award Patch for that era jacket. If only to have the uniform itself... My father recently told me that in one of the family moves my grandfathers entire uniform...jacket, boots, medals, patches and all got thrown out without a thought. Ahh to dream.... Thanks for your help.
  14. Hello again everyone, I have another request for your help. I have been trying to figure out and was wondering if the round patch on my grandfathers right sleeve, just above the cuff is the Meritorious Unit Award Patch or something else? I have managed to figure out just about all his other decorations and even had many of them reissued. I also would like to ask for some identification help for some Nazi pins and badges he left me. The photo I have of those is too large to post so I will have to post it another way. I thank you in advance for help with that. Hope all is well with everyone. Thanks, Dan
  15. Dan

    Good news to share

    I just wanted to share some good news I received the other day. The NPRC has reissued a few of my grandfathers medals for me. I've been doing so much research that I almost forgot about the request all together. They claimed these were the only ones they could authorize using official documents. They were the WWII Victory Medal and his Honorable Service Lapel Button. This is great news! I have collected other paperwork during my research that states he did receive other medals and will now work on those but I wanted to share this news with everyone.
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