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WWI Medal of Honor Recipient Photograph c. 1930s

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Posted 7 years ago


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Here is a promotion photograph showing Warrent Officer Lloyd M. Seibert decked out with all of his medals to include his World War I Medal of Honor.

I am not certain of the exact date, but the deco styling on the paper folder would indicate it is from the 1930s.

I have seen many press photographs of MOH awardees, but not many personally owned images. I was lucky that he or a family member added the clipping ID to the front-- otherwise his name would have been tough to determine.


  1. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 6 years ago
    It a wonder that a family member wouldn't want to keep this heirloom. Where did you get it?
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
    MOH It just doesn't get any better than that.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    It had been out of the family for many years-- the folks I got it from had no connection to the family.

    I have many IDd photographs from this era and earlier (many Civil War), but NONE from my family.

    I think at some point a lot of this stuff just ends up in the trash unappreciated by the actual family. Years ago, I was purchasing a WW2 Army Air Corps uniform to a Corporal in a reconaissance unit. The seller was the man's daughter (he had just died). I went through and set aside two photos of him in uniform and then made an offer on the uniform and many other recon photos. The woman then asked what I would pay for the two of him. I told she should keep some of him and that her son (about 5 at the time) would appreciate seeing what grandpa looked like during the War. I told her that I would only pay about $5 more for them and they were better off keeping them. She sold them anyway. I paid the $5 and only took one of the photos. It probably ended up in the trash after I left!

  4. ge999, 6 years ago
    This is definitely a pre-30's photo, notice the star above the battle clasps on the WWI victory medal. Even though its a B&W, the only reason for that to be there is that it is a citation star, which eventually became the Silver Star. When the Silver Star was formally created in 1932 anyone with citation stars from 6 different campaigns between the Civil War and WWI. It's very rare to see 1 of them on a medal or ribbon, to date the most I've ever seen is on a ribbon bar I've got of a very old Marine's ribbons which has 3.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the information, ge999.

    Post some of the ribbon bars when you have the time.

    From what I read he was promoted to Warrant Officer in 1932. Since he is wearing that rank in the photograph, it would have to be from 1932 at the earliest.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks savoy, tom and marco.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    See my other WW1 "patched" soldiers images posted on Collectors Weekly.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking thrifty and thriftstore!


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