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World War II Ribbon

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Joe H., Jul 17, 2021.

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  1. Joe H.

    Joe H. New Member

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    Hello, I'm honored to be part of this group. My father served as an MP and patrolled the Alaska Highway as it was being built. I recently came across some of his keepsakes including these ribbons (attached file). I know what the bottom four are but I can't identify the top ribbon. Does it look familiar to anyone? Thank you!
     

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    Certificate of Merit Medal issued for service between 1905 and 1918.
     
  3. Joe H.

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    Thank you! I never thought to search WWI. The World War II Victory medal is faded as well, so this makes sense. Now I need to find out who it belonged to. Maybe my grandfather on my mother's side. I know he served in WWI. The search begins! Thanks again R. Leonard.
     
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    I believe the top ribbon is a membership ribbon for the VFW (Veterans of Foreign War).. The VFW actively recruited members as the arrived home. Even as the came off the ships.
     
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    Concur.
    VFW Store - VFW Badge with Ribbon
     
  6. Joe H.

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    Thank you! That yellow stripe in the center locks it in. My did was discharged through Fort Sheridan, Illinois so I bet the VFW was there in force. Mystery solved! Thanks again chibobber.
     

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