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Discussion in 'American WWII Medals and Awards' started by SLD_AZ, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. SLD_AZ

    SLD_AZ New Member

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    Hi, my grandfather recently passed and I came into possession of his WWII Marines uniform. Can anybody shed some light on the significance of the ribbons? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chibobber

    chibobber Member

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    Top row Navy Presidential Unit Citation(it is upside down)
    Second Row: American Defense Service Ribbon w/bronze battle star ,Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon,AIr Force Presidential Unit Citation(does not belong)
    Third Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign w/4 bronze battle stars.,American Campaign,American defense w/bronze battle star.

    It appears someone has added the Air Force ribbons . Who knows why. They are not appropriate.

    The order of wear is as follows: Navy Presidential Unit Citation,American Defense,American Campaign,Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. He would also be entitled to wear the WW2 Victory ribbon. Only one American Defense Ribbon should be displayed.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    I thought something seemed off with the ribbons - it's beyond me how that could have happened. And now that I know the patch is for the 1st Marine Division, I can research that. I'm very grateful to both of you for your help. :)
     
  5. chibobber

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    If you have Ancestry you can get USMC records on fold3. You can also apply for his records file. Someone will have the info on how to do it.
     

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