Up for sale is a really superb group to a Navy Captain who, quite honestly, played a vital part in winning the Second World War! However, had it not been for this Captain, there would not have been sufficient critical valves, direct current motors, or welding rod to build ships and shore facilities during the war. In other words, had it not been for the direct work of THIS war hero, the other “war heroes” who earned their fame in a few minutes or few days of fighting would have never gotten to where they needed to go, or been supported when they got there. Literally – this man was key to the US war effort and our winning of WW2. Not only that, but he had a remarkable career as an athlete at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He was part of the varsity football, baseball, and wrestling teams as a member of the Class of 1909. Simply from the amount of historic USNA memorabilia in this group, it’s purely amazing! The group consists of his Legion of Merit in its original, very early, short titled box of issue. It is not named but it is a Navy issued award. In the 66 pages of scanned, digital personnel file that come with this group (no original documents) this award and the reasons for it are mentioned multiple times. Likewise, in his personnel file, it contains his naval record from the time he was a midshipman to when he retired as a Captain. In addition to his Legion of Merit and it’s original coffin box, the group contains his Naval Reserve medal with wrap brooch, his WW1 Victory Medal with GRAND FLEET clasp, his American Campaign Medal, WW2 Victory Medal, his 1909 class crest pin in gold, his engraved and named 1907 and 1908 sharpshooter marksman medal, a WW1 medal from the Sons of the American Revolution, named to him, two Navy Athletic Association medals that he earned in 1908 and 1909 for being a wrestling champion at the Academy and finally, probably one of the coolest things I’ve owned in all of my collecting years: a gold baseball and gold football, both named to him, commemorating their victories over Army while he was a midshipman! I don’t list items for “show and tell” – I list to sell them. If you don’t agree with my asking price, please feel free to make me a respectful and reasonable offer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. The item “Superb WW1 and WW2 US Navy Captain’s Naval Academy USNA Legion of Merit Medals” is in sale since Wednesday, August 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “rackops51″ and is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
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