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U.S. MILITARY => HOMEFRONT AND THE WAR EFFORT => OTHER AGENCIES => Topic started by: emccomas on May 12, 2014, 01:50:46 PM

Title: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: emccomas on May 12, 2014, 01:50:46 PM
ONe of my areas of collecting is the medal of govenrment organizations that I have or do work with.  One such organization was the US Border Patrol.

I just acquired this latest medal set (minus the case, which I added).  I think this is the last obsolete medal set from the Border Patrol (before they became part of the Dept of Homeland Security) that I don't have (until now).

This is the Commissioner's Distinguished Career Service Award.  The set includes the large medal, the miniature medal, and the service ribbon.  No lapel pin was authorized for this decoration.

OK, now ya'll can tell me if this is outside of "acceptable" topics.

And yes, I have more "surprises" on the way.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: Fearless Leader on May 12, 2014, 05:14:11 PM
OK, now ya'll can tell me if this is outside of "acceptable" topics.
 

On this forum we are not nitpickers' about every little thing. Where there is good intentions, there is patients and flexibility.
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: M1Ashooter on May 12, 2014, 05:58:49 PM
I like it.  I didnt know the Border Patrol gave out medals.
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: emccomas on May 12, 2014, 06:10:29 PM
I like it.  I didnt know the Border Patrol gave out medals.

I'll get ambitious one day and post all of them.  I have 7 separate medal sets, all complete but one which is missing the lapel pin.

Stay tuned...

I have more cool stuff coming in the mail, and this IS US military stuff.  Wait for it....
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: emccomas on May 13, 2014, 10:58:23 AM
OK, I promised, so here they are...

US Border Patrol Medals

First picture, left to right are:

Commissioner's Excellence in Group Achievement Award
Newton-Azrak Medal for Heroism (highest award of the Border Patrol)
Purple Cross Wound Medal

Second picture, left to right are:

Commissioner's Exceptional Service Award
75th Anniversary Commerative Medal
Chief's Commendation Medal (missing the lapel pin from this set)
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: Jack's son on May 14, 2014, 12:15:38 PM
The Medal of Heroism is a beauty!
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: emccomas on May 14, 2014, 06:48:20 PM
The Medal of Heroism is a beauty!

I think so too.  It is a stunning medal when you see it in person.  And it is not very expensive.  Check Ebay for Border Patrol Medals.
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: U.S.M.C. on May 15, 2014, 03:43:43 AM
most interesting medals & appreciate you taking time to share these with us
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: gldank on May 15, 2014, 12:40:28 PM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing! James
Title: Re: New Acquisition - not "quite" military, but....
Post by: TRR on May 15, 2014, 12:54:08 PM
I agree, very nice collection of BP medals.

I moved this to other agencies as a test-run. If this section gains interest, I will look at creating a new home for it. Feel free to post any civil service related memorbilia. As long as it can be controlled to its respective sections, I see no reason not to broaden our interest.

-Erik