Career Marines Posthumous Medals
Neatly bar mounted in two sets of seven awards. These are the medals of Sgt. Major Ted E. McClintock from Seattle, WA. He was a three war veteran and killed in action on 1/15/69 in Vietnam.
This set is includes his postumous awards and from the time period, correct to have them unnamed. His Good Conduct is officially impressed with his initial 1945 date of enlistment.
I would surmise the group was mounted by the Marine Corps League or possibly the family and it is not how it was issued. But there is simply no way to be certain the details. But again, every award and device is correct for his service.
There are numerous citations on this brave Marine found on the web including this account of his final mission.
On January 15, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16205) from Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 212th Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade was operating west of Hoa An in Quang Nam Province (I Corps) when it was shot down. There were no survivors. The aircraft had been supporting of 3rd Marines which were engaged in enemy contact. On board the helicopter at the time of the shoot down were the crew, the 3rd Marine commanding officer, a sergeant major, and a marine RTO. (vhpa.org)
His Silver Star Citation is found below.
Print of presentation portrait of McClintock, location unknown