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09-22-2013, 03:48 PM
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A Merc & a Medal
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Two words for today. Tough. Hunt. 

Fluke and I decided to hit one of our old stand-by spots. We've killed this place since the beginning of the year. Mercs, barbers, Indians...we've pulled a lot of everything. Fluke even got a seated out of this place. We tried some new sections, but, no dice. Of a 5 hour hunt, we didn't get silver until the last hour. Anywho...

Got a nifty old tag from RCA. It says something about being a licensee on it. Also dug what appears to be an old bullet that smashed into something. Anyone know what type of bullet it is? Snuck in a 1926 merc, too.

My find of the day though, was a US Army service medal. It has the soldiers name etched into it. They started giving these out in 1941, to any member who dutifully served 3 years of service to their country. I tried searching for the veteran who dropped this, but, he has such a common last name, it's going to be tough. Seems there's about a billion vets with the last name 'White', lol. I included a link with some good reading on how these medals came to be. Read "Army Good Service Medal".

http://www.ibiblio.org/himself/decorations.html#agcm

Happy to get out, fun weekend Happy

Joe


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09-22-2013, 04:20 PM
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Cool medal Joe!!

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09-22-2013, 05:19 PM
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Congrats on the medal!! Very Cool!

Is there a S on that merc?
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09-22-2013, 05:27 PM
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(09-22-2013 05:19 PM)Ron (CA) Wrote:  Congrats on the medal!! Very Cool!

Is there a S on that merc?

No, it's a W, Ron Wink Tongue

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09-22-2013, 05:30 PM
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Hey Joe,
Nice finds! It seems that I always do better at the end because I am tried by than and slow down my swing. Always trying to go to fast from the start. After 40 years of swinging you would think I would slow down.

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09-22-2013, 06:26 PM
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Nice medal joe, it cleaned up nice. Too bad we didn't find that spot earlier! Well there's always next weekend.

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09-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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Great finds. I like that medal. White is a fine name. It is a common name. It is my name too.

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09-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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Nice medal, I found one just like that,except mine has no name.

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