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    I got this group of medals from an old neighbor after he passed. They have just been sitting in the safe till recently. They were his brother's, James L. Bayliss. I have been tring to find any information about him I could. I know he was a Technical Sergeant in the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, and was KIA on 19 December 1944. I would like to know where to look to find anything else about him. All 3 medals are named and the PH is numbered. Any help would be GREATLT appreciated.


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    om my god. what you have is breathtaking the bronze star and citation, our nations 2nd highest medal earned my a serviceman the distinguished service cross, and a purple heart. that collection is very valuable and a important piece of American history. you should look up The distinguished service cross recipients and look up his name. you'll probably find a lot of information. what you have been given is almost unbelievable. i am utterly amazed. very nice.

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    Holy Schnikes batman, Hunt is correct that is a impressive collection. Like he said look up the distinguished service cross recipients list or try to find a website that deals directly with the 2nd ID in WWII, they have some amazing resources. I found a website for my great granduncles unit and they helped me identify what company and helped me narrow down where he was Kill in Action.

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    Quote by JSchmidt415 View Post
    Holy Schnikes batman, Hunt is correct that is a impressive collection. Like he said look up the distinguished service cross recipients list or try to find a website that deals directly with the 2nd ID in WWII, they have some amazing resources. I found a website for my great granduncles unit and they helped me identify what company and helped me narrow down where he was Kill in Action.
    That sure is a very important and valuable grouping-how often do you come across US awards like this with citations etc, wonderful and well worth fully researching. Regards, Tim.

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    very nice set very collectable.The set I have is from a D-day vet silver bronze star and purple hart.
    Chris

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    The soliders name is James L. Bayliss. I have done a few Google searches, and found some info on him but not much. I really don't know where to look. Any guidance in the right direction would be greatly apprciated. When y'all say very valuable, just how valuable are you talking. I figured it was worth something, but not a lot. The DSC and BS boxes are not in the best shape, but the PH box has PURPLE HEART on one line instead of two lines.

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    Are the medals mark with his name on the back?
    The cross go for 200 to 300 $.If you can find where he was during the war the lot would bring nice price.

    Chris

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    Yes, all 3 medals are named and the PH is numbered.

    This is all I have been able to find about where he was KIA
    The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge - Google Books

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    When I get home from work I will look up some info, Govt. computers won't let me access every site haha

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    WOW that is a dream set ! Keep them safe !

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