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Old 04-16-2018, 04:11 PM
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Default USS Arizona 1915 launch medal

Dug quite an interesting little piece of history last week not far from where it was first worn.
It was about ten inches deep- thought I had an old dog tag at first. I wish the rest of it was there though the ribbon would be rotted away by now I guess.






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Old 04-16-2018, 04:16 PM
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WOW, thats a nice find. My grandpa was on this ship

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Old 04-16-2018, 04:20 PM
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That's a pretty historic piece. My dad worked in the Brooklyn navy yard just before WW 2. He served in the navy too.

That would look good at the Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with your name next to it.
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Indeed a very special find. Big Congrats.

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Old 04-16-2018, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jerr-man View post
WOW, thats a nice find. My grandpa was on this ship
Thanks, jerr-man. Was your grandpa on the Arizona during the attack at Pearl Harbor?

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That's a pretty historic piece. My dad worked in the Brooklyn navy yard just before WW 2. He served in the navy too.

That would look good at the Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with your name next to it.
Thanks, ROBOTCOP. Good idea. Have you visited the memorial? I was looking at it online..

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Old 04-16-2018, 05:07 PM
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thanks, jerr-man. Was your grandpa on the arizona during the attack at pearl harbor?


Thanks, robotcop. Good idea. Have you visited the memorial? I was looking at it online..
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:09 PM
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WOW that is a very Historical find !!!

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Most of us would be happy with a find like that. Actually thrilled. Congrats

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A great piece of history, nice find!

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Wow thats an AMAZING piece of history

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Did you find the other piece? A pristine one went for over 300.00

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item...metal-from-the

Yours is worn and scratched but might be worth some bucks to someone.

Another one sold for over 200.00 on Fee-Bay

https://www.ebay.com.my/itm/RARE-USS...-/261286415239

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Awesome find !
Those historic relics can be more valuable/ priceless,
better than any gold or silver!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!

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Nice. I never get tired of finding those old fobs, commemoratives, masonic things, etc... They look great in Shadow boxes. Evoke historic mental images, etc... Love the patina on yours.
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Wow, Super historic find!

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Oh now THAT is way cool for sure. Congrats and well done.

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Love those finds with history. Way to go.
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Great Save!!!! Congrats on that one for sure!!!!

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Wow ! Nice save and great piece of history.


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It's finds like this one that make our sport so interesting. You just never know what your next target might be. Great save!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by gseuser View post
Wow thats an AMAZING piece of history
Thanks gseuser.

Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View post
Did you find the other piece? A pristine one went for over 300.00



https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item...metal-from-the



Yours is worn and scratched but might be worth some bucks to someone.



Another one sold for over 200.00 on Fee-Bay



https://www.ebay.com.my/itm/RARE-USS...-/261286415239

Iíll have to go back to look more for the pin part, hope itís there still.
Originally Posted by Saoirse View post
A great piece of history, nice find!
Thanks Saoirse.

Originally Posted by SoOregonMd View post
WOW that is a very Historical find !!!
Thank you SoOregonMd.

Originally Posted by dirt dick View post
Awesome find !

Those historic relics can be more valuable/ priceless,

better than any gold or silver!

BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!
Thanks dirt dick. Yeah, true I didnít know what it was until I got home.

Originally Posted by hoser View post
Oh now THAT is way cool for sure. Congrats and well done.
Thanks hoser.

Originally Posted by GeneralQuarters View post
Wow, Super historic find!
Thank you GeneralQuarters.

Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Nice. I never get tired of finding those old fobs, commemoratives, masonic things, etc... They look great in Shadow boxes. Evoke historic mental images, etc... Love the patina on yours.
Thanks Tom. Been trying to imagine the life of this relic the past few days.

Originally Posted by wvdave107 View post
Great Save!!!! Congrats on that one for sure!!!!
Thank you wvdave.

Originally Posted by chillforlife View post
Love those finds with history. Way to go.
Thanks chillforlife.

Originally Posted by hikerdude View post
It's finds like this one that make our sport so interesting. You just never know what your next target might be. Great save!!!!!!!!!!

HH everyone
Thanks hikerdude.

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Wow ! Nice save and great piece of history.


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Thank you jwp1964.




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