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Displaying a Family Heirloom


When we were at my Mom's a couple of weeks ago, she gave me Dad's old VFW Vest, Cap and Lifetime Member Medal that he wore on special occasions such as Funerals of a passed Vet and such.

Now I am wanting to display it some way or another.  Maybe a two sided plexi-glass frame or something.

I may end up doing the Vest separately from the Cap and Medal and eventually passing them on to my two sons.

Here is a pic of both sides of everything.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to enjoy this without it just gathering dust in a closet, as it was doing at Mom's house?





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I have nothing to offer ATM, but give me a couple weeks and I may have some neat ideas (remember, I hang around many proud members of our armed services, and I know at least two of them will have some ideas...)


In a while, Chet.

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Cool, I'm in no hurry and am danged sure open to suggestions thumbsup.gif

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No Ideas,, but a question,,
What does that patch mean?  the red circle with the black hourglass,, isn't that a radioactive symbol ?

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Bad Rat wrote:
No Ideas,, but a question,,

What does that patch mean?  the red circle with the black hourglass,, isn't that a radioactive symbol ?


Dang, I my Pop telling me what that patch was but I can't remember what he said.   Seems like it had something to do with the Division that he was in Korea????????   He was in the Motor Pool so that might have had something to do with it also.

 



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7thInfDiv.jpgMello Yello wrote:

 

Bad Rat wrote:
No Ideas,, but a question,,

What does that patch mean?  the red circle with the black hourglass,, isn't that a radioactive symbol ?


Dang, I my Pop telling me what that patch was but I can't remember what he said.   Seems like it had something to do with the Division that he was in Korea????????   He was in the Motor Pool so that might have had something to do with it also.

 


NOW YOU KNOW THE REAL STORY

The 7th division Bayonet division,, he was a knife man

 

Worn from:  23 October 1918 - 1994.

The Seventh Division was organized at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, in January 1918.  The insignia originated by using two figure sevens, one inverted and superimposed upon the other.  Later, the figure was transformed into an hourglass.  The hourglass refers to the numerical designation and nickname of the division.  A new nickname, the "Bayonet Division," became synonymous with the Seventh during its participation in the Korean War and symbolizes the fighting spirit of the men.

Current location:  Ft. Lewis, Washington (First Brigade).

Campaigns:  World War I (Lorraine, 1918), World War II (Aleutian Islands, Eastern Mandates, Leyte, Ryukyus), Korean War (UN Defensive, UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Coutneroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer 1953), Armed Forces Expeditions (Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).

Decorations:  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations (streamers embroidered Inchon; Korea 1950 - 1953; Korea 1945 - 1948; and Korea 1953 - 1971).


 



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Wednesday 10th of March 2010 12:47:42 AM

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That must be it because he was stationed at Camp Wheeler before being deployed.

Thanks, Amigo !

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that deserves a place to be displayed.a nice wood box with a glass front or somethin along those lines.you do need to be able to see both sides though. that is somethin to be proud of mello. thanks for sharin it with us mego.

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