03/07/2015 by militaryphonies
Legion of Merit (not unheard of for a Major), Distinguished Flying Cross (possible for an aviator), Then the Purple Heart (here is the problem, either there is a numeral 2 on it or two oak leafs, stacked, either of which is wrong), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation medal (oak leaf cluster appears to be on wrong), Good Conduct (single award), what looks like a possible Army Achievement medal, National Defense Service medal, Southwest Asia Service medal (with NO stars, which is wrong, there should be at least one), OEF medal, OIF medal, Korean Defense Service medal, the Army NCO Professional Development ribbon, Army Service Ribbon (for completing basic) and the Overseas Service Ribbon. The Global War on Terrorism medal is absent, but would be there for any service after 9/11. The Army Achievement (if that is what it is, it is very blurry, but there is no other ribbon or medal that looks like that) and Good Conduct are in the wrong order of precedence. The GCM also has NO clasp signifying subsequent awards, which means 3 to 5 years of enlisted service. That would preclude (except in exceptional circumstances) having the NCO Development Ribbon. And definitely preclude the Drill Sergeant “Pumpkin Badge” on the right side. The wings are Master Aviator Wings which require 15 years piloting AND 2000 air hours. The 2 on the Purple Heart set bells to dinging, also. Both would not have been from Desert Storm, so at least one would have had to be from either OEF or OIF. That would have gotten a Combat Action Badge, which is conspicuously absent. The epaulets have the MEDDAC regimental crests, not unit crests which would go there. No star on the NDS medal, and there would have been for the separate campaigns.
The N.P.R.C. has no record .