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Vietnam Era Us Navy Expert Rifleman Medal Crimp Brooch 100% Original Uv Neg. For Sale
Thank you for taking a look at my sales. Let me know if there are any World War One or World War Two medals you are looking for, or if you need an Original replacement set for lost family heirlooms, please contact me and I will list them on for you! Make sure to read all of the information I have provided, I do my absolute best to identify and describe the item your offerding on. The photos are of the actual item your offerding on, consider them part of the description as well! --ORIGINAL EARLY VIETNAM ERA UNITED STATES NAVY EXPERT RIFLEMAN MEDAL, UN-MARKED CRIMP BROOCH. --RIBBON TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN IN PHOTO #12. INFORMATION: Established in 1920 to replace the Navy Sharpshooters Medal created in 1910, and awarded by the Chief of Naval personnel to those members of the United States Navy or Naval Reserve who qualify as "Expert" with either rifle or carbine on a prescribed military rifle course. An unadorned ribbon signifies "Marksman". The same ribbon with a bronze "S" signifies "Sharpshooter". Navy personnel who obtain a first and second "Expert" qualification wear the ribbon bar with a bronze "E". Upon attaining the tird and final "Expert" qualification, a silver "E" is attached to the ribbon. The Marksmanship Medal is a decoration of the United States Navy and the Coast Guard and is the highest award one may receive for weapons qualification. The Marksmanship Medal is the equivalent of the Expert Marksmanship Badge in the United States Army and Marine Corps. The Marksmanship Medal is awarded for qualifying as an expert marksman on either the 9 mm M 9 pistol (Navy), .40 S&WSIG P229 DAK (Coast Guard), or M16 rifle. To qualify at the expert level, a superior score must be obtained on an approved weapons qualification course. The standard weapons qualification course for pistol normally consists of several courses of fire from strong-side supported (standing), weak-side supported (standing), strong-side supported (kneeling). For the rifle, qualification course consists of firing from a position sitting on your back foot and from a prone position. Those qualifying as an expert marksman are authorized to wear the Marksmanship Medal, awarded as two separate decorations for rifle or pistol qualifications. Those having qualified on both pistol and rifle may receive both medals for simultaneous wear. The Marksmanship Medal is worn as a full-sized medal on a dress uniform. On a duty uniform all successful qualifiers may wear the award as the standard Marksmanship Ribbon. Those qualifying as an expert are authorized to affix the Expert Device and those qualifying as a sharpshooter are authorized a bronze device in shape of an "S" on their ribbon.All of the Medals, Badges, and Insignia in my store are authentic to the time period listed, "I DO NOT" sell current issue items or reproductions "AS" Genuine items, that is a far to common problem on .As the buyer you are making a investment on an Authentic period Item that will accumulate value whether you display it or give as a gift. I guarantee your satisfaction or I will refund your money and pay return shipping! Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you!I am a collector myself and I understand the last thing you want to do after purchasing an expensive item is to then have to pay ridiculous shipping rates! That is why 99% of my sales include FREE shipping to all 50 states. I also do my very best on international shipping, all items are shipped USPS International registered to protect myself and the items you have purchased! Thanks!