Positioning Military Medals

Shayla

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What resources are there for determining proper positions for military ribbons/metals?

Here are pics of current batch, first all of them in one photo, and then separately for ease of I.D.
Also, if they find his Purple Heart, where would it go in relation to these?


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For those that don't know...check with www.medalsofamerica.com for the proper placement or " order of prescient." they are VERY helpful with medal information, especially if their are bars with the medals.' Canada has a similar organization that was very helpful on a project as well.

I was reminded that while purple hearts are highly recognized, it not considered the "highest" medal one can receive...
 
Excellent resources, thanks for sharing those.

I have a couple of links for Canadian Honours.
Not automatically arranged like in the above links, but still very useful.

 
One of those jobs I'd ask the customer to place the medals how they would like them attached. I can attach the medals no problem. I'm not a military historian, I'd leave that up to them.
 
With medals with horizontal pins I've found cutting a slit wide enough for the pin to go through. Push a loop of linen hinge tape through from the back and around the pin. Pull snugly and using the adhesive on the tape stick it to the backing. It will hold the medal and is easily removable.
 
I found the best way for medals, or sets of medals, with pins, is to cut an aperture just wide enough for pin and its hinge and catch to push through , then simply slide in a piece of matboard or fluted polypropylene

I don’t know if “court mounted” medals is a thing in the US, but you don’t need anything else at all with court mounted medals.
 
One of those jobs I'd ask the customer to place the medals how they would like them attached. I can attach the medals no problem. I'm not a military historian, I'd leave that up to them.
Veteran here - I ask the client if they want them in the order of precedence, if not by all means - let them place them however they want.

What do you do if an American Flag comes in for framing? - purely curious.
 
Veteran here - I ask the client if they want them in the order of precedence, if not by all means - let them place them however they want.

What do you do if an American Flag comes in for framing? - purely curious.
I've only framed a couple of them. Both were folded into triangles, and we kept them that way.
There are folks here who have framed many, and this thread is a good read:

 
As a veteran, precedence is critical if not mandatory. It's the way the ribbons were worn on uniform
quick story
Desert Storm era, mom brings in dress unform of son KIA and wanted it framed. She had a box with the ribbons, two of which were posthumously awarded. Marksmanship and a few others. He was promoted also from E4 TO E5 making him an NCO and that has different belt. She had taken everything off to send to cleaners prior to framing
Bottom line-esp Marines, there is a order and things like distance from pocket are critical. Ilooked it up and fund lotsof resources and the framers did a reallygod job. But to be certain, i called the Marine Reserve and explained the situation and he said they would send someone over. Shortly, a SgtMaj showed up full dress, white gloves real R. Lee Emery look, He took a little 6in pocket ruler out and went to work. I'm expecting a few 'maggots' responses but as he's working he's asking me about my knowledge and prior service. When done, he puts his lid on, snaps to his absolute best ATTENION and salutes me, holding his perfect form until I returned it.
I had mentioned we were comping the job for this Gold Star mom and he was aware of young man and had attended his funeral. He leaned over and whispered something like 'on behalf of the entire Marine Corp...'
Can't be sure, but ill bet at least one of us may have a really tiny tear
I'm telling you this stuff is really important; respect the protocol
They earned that respect
anybody not knowing Emery he was the actual Marine that played the DI in Full Metal Jacket. Look at the precise of ribbons/awards over pocket
this stuff is important
 

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As a veteran, precedence is critical if not mandatory. It's the way the ribbons were worn on uniform
quick story
Desert Storm era, mom brings in dress unform of son KIA and wanted it framed. She had a box with the ribbons, two of which were posthumously awarded. Marksmanship and a few others. He was promoted also from E4 TO E5 making him an NCO and that has different belt. She had taken everything off to send to cleaners prior to framing
Bottom line-esp Marines, there is a order and things like distance from pocket are critical. Ilooked it up and fund lotsof resources and the framers did a reallygod job. But to be certain, i called the Marine Reserve and explained the situation and he said they would send someone over. Shortly, a SgtMaj showed up full dress, white gloves real R. Lee Emery look, He took a little 6in pocket ruler out and went to work. I'm expecting a few 'maggots' responses but as he's working he's asking me about my knowledge and prior service. When done, he puts his lid on, snaps to his absolute best ATTENION and salutes me, holding his perfect form until I returned it.
I had mentioned we were comping the job for this Gold Star mom and he was aware of young man and had attended his funeral. He leaned over and whispered something like 'on behalf of the entire Marine Corp...'
Can't be sure, but ill bet at least one of us may have a really tiny tear
I'm telling you this stuff is really important; respect the protocol
They earned that respect
anybody not knowing Emery he was the actual Marine that played the DI in Full Metal Jacket. Look at the precise of ribbons/awards over pocket
this stuff is important
Bob Carter...I had a few tears reading that.....salute
 
This! Thank you for sharing this Bob!

I have a large Vietnam era shadowbox I am working on. Still sourcing the items for it.
 
Still sourcing the items for it.
these guys are really good
 
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