The good conduct and ww2 are restrikes for sure need pics of the back of the other medals to see the bronze star and purple heart are ww2 nice to see that they are named
Ill post them up ASAP but im pretty sure the campaign medals are ok
These medals look good to me a great group overall with the named purple heart and bronze star well done
Thanks, gel what do you use for reference on medals? I have not really handled many, since I prefer combat related items.
I learned some new things, the BS and PH are what is known as "slot brooch" so possibly WWII issue, but could be later engraved. The rest are "crimp brooch" which I think means post war (reissue)?
Can anyone comment on that, just want to make sure I am right.
I posted on the USMF and got a somewhat rude remark from ww2relichunter since I only had 40 posts, because I contradicted his opinion...
This is why I stay on the WRF, but they do have some helpful members and threads.
Generally, US WWII medals have slot brooches - identified by sewn threads
at the edges - Still, a very nice set ! I think you are right about the GC and
Victory, as they look like the modern types. The American Campaign
and European-Middle Eastern are likely ok.
Looks like a family member may have gathered all the necessary pieces
together for the display - it's possible the Victory and GC were
Government supplied replacements.
I'd need to see the backs of the CIB and Marksmanship badge
to know if they are more recent.
( I was at a show here several years ago, and a guy had a huge bag
full of loose American Campaign medals at $4 each.........)
Thanks for affirming that Steve I am new and now cautious to US awards.
I am not sure why since I have collected US for a while, guess I spent all my money on combat related items...