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Bronze star medal engraving style

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    This is a named bronze star the seller say it is 1960s and 1970s government engraving is this true ??

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    looks like it could be earlier I don't think the engraving style determines the age, as there were many different types of engravings I think this one is 50s era

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    so this was 50s era engraving ?? goverement or private engraving

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    The style of brooch is typical of medals made during World War II. Overstocks of these medals were used well after WWII. Style of engraving is tough to use as a determination of era...

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    Yes giz i know about slotted brooches are from ww2 but somewhere issued up to vietnam and after but the engraving was done like this only for a short period as their are 4 different styles and i think it is goverment

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    Quote by ww2relichunter View Post
    their are 4 different styles and i think it is goverment
    Can you elaborate a little more on this?
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I've seen WWII style stars with this type of engraving...I would put the engraving between late 40's-late 50's. The difference in the machine done engravings and a hand done (which this appears to be) is pretty obvious when compared side by side. Does his name come up in any registries?

    Just my 2 cents though. Hope this helps!

    Alex

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    Looks like typical WWII era, official hand engraved Bronze Star, likely engraved out of PQMD. If it were awarded later (1947) for a CIB conversion, it likely would be script engraved. Post 1950, it would be machine engraved.

    There are 6 Donald L Cross' in the enlistment records on NARA, so it may be hard to narrow down which one was the recipient of this medal.

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