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    Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL" Updated with pic of Plaque 3/20/10

    First glance when i dug this, I thought Boy Scouts
    After clean up, it obviously not.
    Military I think
    There's a man's name under the star on the banner,
    but I tried to photo shopped it out
    Can any body give me any info on this type of medal
    Thanks

    Tim
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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    that is an Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
    I can still read the name though

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GoodConductMedals.jpg

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    I can still read the name though
    Yeah, I didn't work very good.
    Thanks for the link

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    OK, I Got the name off now.
    How would I go about finding this person

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    you could try your local legion post or maybe Dept of Veterans affairs.
    bad part is they used that same medal for quite a while, so it may be tough to
    find the actual owner.
    the medal was first activated in July of 1960 and discontinued in 2005, but is currently being reviewed for reinstatement

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Elf
    you could try your local legion post or maybe Dept of Veterans affairs.
    bad part is they used that same medal for quite a while, so it may be tough to
    find the actual owner.
    the medal was first activated in July of 1960 and discontinued in 2005, but is currently being reviewed for reinstatement
    Actually... it's back now... just within the last several months.

    PM me the name and I'll see if that person is still active duty.


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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    Could be Army or Air Force, see link below. Don't know if the AF engraved theirs and if so when they stopped. My Dad was in the AF from 1962 to 1988, I was in the AF from 1986-2008. None of his or mine are engraved. AF GCM was approved 06 Jul 1960, but wasn't made until 01 Jun 1963, between 18 Sep 1947 (Birth of the USAF) to 01 Jun 1963 AF personnel were awarded the Army GCM.

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg1910806

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    could be either. looks like the air force one is made of brass and the army one is made of bronze.
    what does yours appear to be made of ?

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    I'm not real sure, but I think it might be researchable through the Department of Veterans Affairs. They may have access to DD214 paperwork(section 26) and can at least narrow it down by the name and location found. There were many more GCM awarded than say, Bronze Stars, etc. I don't think that they will give out names with addresses. With some coaxing, you might get them to forward YOUR name and address to potential owners to be able to reply to you.
    I'm guessing Vietnam era...

    http://www.va.gov/

    Good luck and best wishes,

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    could be either. looks like the air force one is made of brass and the army one is made of bronze.
    what does yours appear to be made of ?
    Looks like this one is bronze.
    Thanks for all the help guys

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    Be sure to keep us updated in your search!

    Good Luck!

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    I know you covered the name up but sometimes you can date those by the type of engraving. Also with a name you can look it up and maybe find his record in the NARA.

    This might help. http://www.wartimecollectables.com/zengraving.htm

    More than likely that's an Army Good Conduct medal.
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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    Thanks all for the help. I was able to locate the son of the person the medal belong to.
    Said his father died last year, so he will give it to his mother.
    His father served in two wars. He was grateful to have it returned.
    Sending out out in the mail today.


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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    I think this deserves honorable mention. lets here it folks

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    Re: Help with "GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL"

    Great job, and just before Christmas, a person couldn't ask for a better gift. This is why I enjoy this site so much. I also vote....

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