George S. Patton Jr. Worn US Military Ribbon Incl. WWI Service Medal. CAG Encapsulated. Ex. Patton. Truly a One of a Kind Piece of Military History.
George Patton's personally worn U.S. ribbon, measuring 4" x .5", from the uniform of one of the most decorated Generals in our country's history. This incredibly unique relic is truly one of a kind and captures the spirit behind one of the most iconic generals in American history. The ribbon includes Patton's WW1 Service Medal, more commonly known as the Victory Medal which is authorized to members of our armed forces who saw active service during our participation in WWI. The ribbon originates directly from Patton and was authenticated by CAG using a letter written by Patton, of which a copy is also included in this lot. The letter reads in part "I am not real famous, but since you took the time to write I will send you a couple items of insignia of mine. A set of US [collar] insignia & one of my ribbon bars." Encapsulated by CAG in a jumbo holder to a size of 6" x 7.5".
Patton would be awarded many military ribbons as can be seen in the photo above. The photo shows Patton’s ribbons, of course later in his life when there were many more. While military men of Patton’s rank often had many sets of ribbons, this is the only set of these ribbons we know of that have ever come to market.
George Smith Patton Jr. (1885-1945) commanded the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. During the Allied occupation of Germany, Patton was named military governor of Bavaria. On December 8, 1945, he was severely injured in an auto accident and died in Germany twelve days later.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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