Legion of Merit signed

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Legion of Merit signed

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I stumbled onto a nice signed medal not often seen. It was awarded to Richard McDermid as best as I can see with my old eyes.
This is a Real one that is signed-- must be post 1970s not engraved like WW II ones. Sort of below a Silver Star. But a pretty ribbon for display. Unfortunately it was not in the original awards case, found in a jewelry box at a rummage sale :dance: :doh: :snooty: $24, too much :whistle:

general: https://www.medalsofamerica.com/blog/le ... igibility/

When it comes to medals it is best to have the actual award ribbon with the number or name on it from /to the person it was actually awarded to. Not one purchased at a PX. I have no idea who Richard McDermid was and if he was from Wisconsin. Found in West Bend WI. Not sure if the individual was a vet or some political guy??? Also there is no number on the medal's edge, just the name. It is not one of the reproductions sold on Flee bay- it is a real ribbon.
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72 usmc
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Re: Legion of Merit signed

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Here is a WW II signed original. This is engraved. I am not sure when the name imprint switched from engraved to the black lettering on medals???
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Here is a cheep Chinese garbage replica.
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To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.
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