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Unknown Pin Blue White 3 Stars Possibly WWII

Discussion in 'Medals, Insignia, Badges & Recalls' started by hac5x3, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. hac5x3

    hac5x3 New Member

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    Can anyone help me identify this pin? I bought a number of military items from a woman whose father served in WWII and whose husband also served in Vietnam. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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    I believe it is the ribbon bar for the RVN's Naval Gallantry Cross.
     
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    Not seeing that.
     
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    Okay, I see that.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. But I don't think it's a ribbon as it's not made from material but rather individually wrapped strings. Although it's wrapped tightly and very well made. Also, I don't think the party I bought it from had any ties to the Navy. All the other items are from Army or Air Force. But I am not sure about that either.
     
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    There is a taylor in Hong Kong that makes custom ribbon racks in that style.Liu's or something like that.
     
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    Correct info on custom ribbons Leu's Handiecraft of Taiwan.
     
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    Would it have a ribbon 3 inches wide ?
     
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    It's not a ribbon per se, it's hand-made, with blue & white lengths of cord. However, the color scheme does not match any other medals that I know of. If it signified a US Navy Cross, the white part should be visibly narrower.


    It was a Vietnamese medal that was also awarded to foreigners. Further, you misunderstand, the Vietnamese medal did not signify any ties to a proper Navy, only that one had acted valorously in a naval action(combat or non-combat) - of which the US Army participated in several on the Mekong Delta and other rivers.

    Still, the device used for this was anchors, not stars. A slip on the part of the maker or makee.
     

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