I have been searching, unsuccessfully, to find a pic of the ribbon that would have went with this 2nd place .45 ACP competition medal from Camp Chaffee, it's the medal without a ribbon in the pic, I want to restore it to put into a shadow box with my Dad's other military memorabilia,
ANY help with identifying the ribbon so I can have it recreated or replaced with a reproduction would be greatly appeciated,
From another post I made....
"The medal on the left with ribbon is a good conduct medal,
The other medal (not sure if it ever had a ribbon) was for placing 2nd at his military base in a .45 ACP competition, on the back it says...
5TH A D
He was a Howitzer Instructor (105mm I think),
His dog tag's,
And honorable discharge papers,
EDIT: I pulled the dog tag/dishcarge papers pic, too much personal info visible, SS# etc.
He donated his uniform and some other medals to a museum,"
Last edited by 1 Eyed Jack; 07-15-2012 at 08:38 PM..
That's an unofficial medal awarded by his unit. The bad news is the only way you will ever find out what the ribbon looks like is to find another medal just like this one, issued at the same time. These medals were usually supplied by a local trophy shop and they probably used a ribbon they had in the shop. Often subsequent years received a different ribbon, again depending on what the shop had available.
Medal guy the expert this side says there is no ribbon but a rectangular bronze plate that has a pin affixed to it , the plate other has the name of the shooter or the unit he shot for , but there was no hard rule as this is not a issue item
he's faxing me a pic of one for you and i'll post it here when it arrives
Thanks much for the reply's guys, and sorry for the delay of the thank you, my wife is creative and very good at sewing and crafts, I'll ask Dad if happens to remember the color and/or style of the ribbon, probably not likely, he's 80, still sharp, but this was a long time ago, I'll do some more searching on the internet, if I don't come up with anything, I'll just show my wife some examples and she will make something nice that will do the medal justice for sure,
I want to clean it too, I think it's made from brass but not sure, maybe just a little soap and water or some flitz and call it good, last thing I want to do is ruin it,
Thanks again the trying to help, and again sorry for the delay of the thank you, the depth of knowledge of the folks here never ceases to make me smile,