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    One is named - Alfonso Sierra and the one without box is numbered. All are sewn type.
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    Would we be able to get close ups of the medals?

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    Close ups of four of the hearts - numbered/named/dif finish and set w brz str
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    When did Alfonso Sierra serve? That looks like a post-WWII-Vietnam style engraving IMO.

    Alex

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    The 'A.E. Co.' lapel pin is WWII era - this company closed or was
    bought out shortly after the war.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I did some checking online and found reference to a WWII KIA Alfonso Sierra. It may be a postwar engraving; looks like that style. Or I could be wrong and it would be VietNam. The medal did come from a seller in the area where Mr Sierra is interred.

    Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA Extracted from the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration database dated 15 June 2006 by Joy Fisher. This file is part of the California Tombstone Project California Tombstone Transcription Project

    Last First Middle Suffix Birth Death Branch Rank Section Row Site Interment ate SIERRA ALFONSO 09/01/1923 11/16/1944 US ARMY PVT B 0 3 04/14/1949

    PVT USA 328 INF REGT 26 INF DIV WW II

    PVT Alfonso Sierra

    ID: 39280364
    Branch of Service: U.S. Army
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Status: KIA

    Also can be found on the NARA gov site.

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    more info.
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