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Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

I recently obtained my Grandfather's ribbons from WW I. But I don't know what they are for.

One is half purple and half white. The other is blue in the middle, with each end yellow with a very narrow stripe.

Any pointing in the right direction would be appreciated.

SgtPain23 Mar 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

John, this would be a good starting point.


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

Thanks. One of the ribbons (the blue, yellow with the stripe) is the Mexican Service Medal. That makes sense as my Grandfather was in the cavalry before the US entry into the first world war. And he talked about going after Pancho Villa.

The other one doesn't appear on the page you suggest (though that is a real gold mine!)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 2:32 p.m. PST

Were they mounted together, or were they separate pieces? Was there a Victory Medal? It could be a state medal or a fraternal award. Any way you can post a pic?

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

There is a victory medal (France), but I recognized that so I didn't include it in my question.

The blue and white ribbon lacks a medal. Good thinking on the state medal. I'll check to see if there was a California medal.

I have no idea of how to post a pic, unfortunately.

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