Wartime Collectables Military Antiques
Andrew H. & Gale V. Lipps
P.O. Box 165, Camden, SC 29021

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Militaria For Sale
Updated 11/20/20

MOLLUS Companion Medal to WWII KIA
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was a hereditary order that allowed a male descendant to join as a 2nd Class “Companion”. The medals are identical, the ribbon color is reversed.This medal is number 17202 and in excellent condition. It is in the original box of issue (sides of top missing) inscribed on the box as issued to Lt. John Ross Mendenhall, US Army. He was the son of Colonel John Mendenhall 4th US Artillery and graduated from West Point Class of 1915. Known as “the class the stars fell on” with Eisenhower, Bradley and others who reached General rank as classmates.
Mendenhall served in the 7th MG Battalion, 3rd Division in WW1 and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Rising to the rank of Colonel in WWII, he was Killed in Action 27 Jan 1945 while in New Guinea. His remains were returned to the United States in 1950 with two servicemen who died with him. All three were interred in the same plot in Arlington National Cemetery and share a marker.
$200.00 SOLD

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