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    Posted 11 years ago

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    I'm not sure of what these actually represent except pic three was a "marksmanship" award because for a time my dad was an Army sniper in an engineers unit fighting the Japanese under MacArthur in the Philippines. They were forever trying to get communication lines set up in the jungles and my dad and a couple others were enlisted to keep the Japs at bay using sniper tactics. He never would go into detail when I pressed him on exactly what he did, which leads me to think he may have taken a few lives and it bothered him greatly. At least this is what my mom told me years later after he had passed away. And a "good conduct" medal?? I would have thought you either acted right or you ended up in the brig. Sure would like to know some other details on these if anyone knows anything. Thanks in advance for any info you can share.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 years ago
      It's a good conduct medal, but you'll have to wait for one of the others to tell you about the patchs, Best Regards, Kerry
    2. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      Thanks Kerry as usual for taking a look and making a comment. I appreciate it tremendously.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Photo #3 is the US Navy Amphibious Forces patch from WW2.
    4. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      Thanks again. I had thought it had something to do with marksmanship. Thanks for clearing that up.
    5. Militarist Militarist, 9 years ago
      Your dad was a cut above. To get the Good Conduct you have to do more than just stay out trouble. As you can see on the medal it say "Good Conduct AND Efficiency. I am sorry to hear that being a sniper troubled him. All snipers should be taught that in the long run they are saving more lives than they are taking. If you can get hold of his discharge you will find that he must have had several more medals and badges for his service. The 4th patch is the army meritorious unit award. It would be nice if you could assemble his entire group of medals, badges and patches along with photos and documents.

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