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Old medals from my great grandma

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    I have these medals (see images) that my grandmother gave me last week and I could use some help figuring out what they are exactly. Grandma said they were US Army National Guard Medals.

    #1: grey and blue ribbon, Expert 1906. words on scroll: "ENSE PETITPLACIDAM SUBLIBERTATE QUIETEM". On back of "expert" bar: "THE MAYES BROS CO".

    #2: dark blue ribbon, 1905 sharpshooter M.V.M. on back of 1905 bar: "THE MAYES BROS CO". M.V.M. is Massachusetts Volunteer Militia I think.

    #3: I N G on badge, with Marksman 1890, Expert 1890 and Sharpshooter 1890 bars. on back of 2 bars, hard to make out but something like: "E.D. OWILES & CO CHICAGO"

    #4: On Front of bar: COUER de LION CHARLESTON, MASS." "CHRISTO DUCE" on cross, with K T on crosses arms. on back of cross: "MADE BY E.I. GORTON CO. NO. ATTLEBORG MASS.

    #5: Green and grey ribbon. 1904 on bar with MVM Second class marksman on badge. Back of bar reads "MAYES BROS"

    #6: Black ribbon, cannot read words on front.

    Thanks for any help!

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    very nice lot to a pre ww1 national guard members medals !! the 6th medal is a free mason military service medal usualy seen with an eagle in the center this looks like it has a VFW symbol i have never seen one with that can you post better images of number 6 ??

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    I believe the one with 'K T' is from the Knights Templar Masonic/Fraternal
    Oganisation. The older shooting medals are quite interesting.

    The center of the Military Service Medal with black ribbonis from
    the Knights Templar as well - it has a red Catholic cross
    in the center of the roundel.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    I believe the one with 'K T' is from the Knights Templar
    Masonic/Fraternal Oganisation. The older shooting
    medals are quite interesting.

    The center of the Military Service Medal with black ribbon
    is from the Knights Templar as well - it has a red
    Catholic cross in the center.........
    a little correction the knight templar are gone by the mid 1300s...... i believe one group of the free masons call themselves the knight templar !! and that is not a catholic cross i am catholic and that is a gold cross with a strange center piece in a circle !! to make a long story short masons believe they carry on the duty of the the knight templar !!

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    A red Catholic cross is superimposed in the center
    of a red Maltese cross.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I uploaded a hi-res image, so you should be able to click on it and see it larger

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    Quote by redblurr View Post
    I uploaded a hi-res image, so you should be able to click on it and see it larger
    Your grandmother was highly decorated.

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