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USN wearing the Sampson Medal, GCM and other awards

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Posted 4 years ago


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I just got this one in. I bought it from a seller in Finland and it seemed like forever to get it (about 2 1/2 weeks). I don't know how this USN photo ended up over there.

It was well worth the wait.

The Chief Petty Officer (CPO) is wearing a Sampson Medal with 6 engagement bars. I am not 100% certain but the ship name appears to be the USS Iowa. I haven't researched yet but would think that the 6 engagements will help to narrow the possible ships.

The photograph was taken in Newport, R.I. and dates from about 1900- 1910.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks chris and gargoyle-- anyone familiar with an online listing of engagements by ships?

  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom and david.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio and official!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks militarist.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking budek.


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