Naples Medal
#1

I have this medal from my grandfather. Does anyone have any information on it?

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#2

It is a 5th Army Medal - I saw one and said it was worth about $50.00. Of course you aren't going to sell it.

 

From what I can ascertain, it is a original British Empire medal.

 

5TH. ARMY OF THE ENTRY INTO NAPLES 1/10/1943. As issued to British & American Troops in WW2.

 

The medal is #ITA 010

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

I am working on a shadow box for my grandfather's things and this will be included. I am also getting in touch with Fort knox to get a flag flown on base to use in it as well. (He attended infantry officers' school there in '36.)

I'll send pictures when it eventually get's done - not likely to be real soon.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

Wonderful. I think it's great that you are taking the time to remember him.

 

I still have to get a shadow box for my dad. I am also getting another to display all the things I've acquired in the last four years.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

Does any other vet here have one in their collection? I must admit I haven't run across any of these in my previous studies.

 

I'd love to hear more about this medal and how and when it was distributed.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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