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Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient

This is a No. 811 US Army Cuban Pacification Campaign medal. It has the original full wrapped, open C catch brooch and original ribbon. The brooch has been mounted upside down. Also the ribbon does show some wear at the middle folds, but this is due to a defective ribbon dye used by the mint. The planchet is in very good condition, with no edge knocks. The letters and numbers are well struck, clear and very easy to read. This specific medal was awarded and issued to Colonel (then Captain) Walter Trotter Bates. Bates was born in Dayton, Ohio, on August 1, 1872. He first enlisted in Company G, of the 17th US Infantry, at St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 29, 1895. He was honorably discharged, on July 6, 1898, as a Sergeant, to accept a commission to 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He was awarded this medal while he was a Captain with the 27th Infantry. His Army registers show that after he accepted the 2nd Lt. Commission on June 22, 1898, he was promoted to 1st Lt. On March 2, 1999; Capt. On June 2, 1903; Major on May 15, 1917; Lt. On August 5, 1917, and Colonel on July 1, 1920. He retired on disability on August 31, 1936. During WW1 he was assigned to the 27th Infantry Division and was awarded the Silver Star Citation. He died on April 17, 1956, and is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, VA. I will include a copy of his issue record for this medal; a copy of his Spanish American War application in Minnesota; a 3 page copy of his Army Registers for 1916, 1948 and 1961; and a copy of a picture of his headstone. I should also mention that besides the Silver Star medal, he was also eligible for the WW1 Victory medal with Somme Offensive, Ypres-Lys, and Defensive Sector battle clasps, and was issued a Spanish War Service medal #2662, and the Philippine Campaign medal No. 961, but the whereabouts of these other medals is unknown. My Friend Scott Smith has emailed me to advise that Colonel Bates was not awarded the Silver Star Citation in WW1 but actually was awarded the SS for action in the Philippines, in 1899. Scott Smith has been a researcher for many years, and has published many USMC research books. The item “Numbered Army Cuban Pacification Medal to a Colonel/WW1 Silver Star Recipient” is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Spanish-Amer War (1898-1902)\Original Period Items”. The seller is “xvpd311″ and is located in Vallejo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
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  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE

Right as rain example of a very rare and hardtop find medal! This one is numbered 1514, media has the original case and everything is in good shape! Ribbon is also original! These are very hard to come across in any condition this is a stunning example! The item “WW2 Numbered Merchant Marine Meritious Service Medal Sterling Cased Minty RARE” is in sale since Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “wayn_hean” and is located in Esopus, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American

Bought this group from an African American family near Martinsburg WV. The ID tag name is Walter Fox. Has his serial number, the Mexican border war medal is numbered on the edge NO. The item “Numbered & Traceable Mexican Border/World War 1 Medal Group to African American” is in sale since Thursday, October 06, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “bullrunone” and is located in Strasburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete

WW II Numbered Air Medal And Distinguished Flying Cross, cased, complete with ribbon bars and lapel devices. These came together and were no doubt issued to the same veteran, but unfortunately the identity of the recipient has been lost. Perhaps one day they’ll discover records that can link numbered awards to the veteran. I didn’t want to break them up and sell them separately. Air Medal is in original, early untitled case, and is numbered 31116 on its full wrap brooch. Distinguished Flying Cross is correctly numbered 18055 on the lower legs of the cross Two fine examples of early AAC decorations, would make a fine addition to any collection. I adhere strictly to the Code of Ethics of both of these fine organizations and will never intentionally misrepresent any item I sell. I stand behind my items 100% with a complete guarantee. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this listing. The item “WW II Numbered Air Medal And Numbered Distinguished Flying Cross, cased complete” is in sale since Saturday, August 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “itsdink” and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States.