Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 & 11 December 2014)

Date of Auction: 10th & 11th December 2014


Estimate: £400 - £500

A Silver Star group of fourteen awarded to Chief Warrant Officer Samuel E. Waller, 2nd Battalion 19th Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division and 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade

Silver Star, unnamed, crimp brooch; Bronze Star, unnamed, with ‘V’ emblem and oak leaf cluster, slot brooch; Joint Service Commendation Medal, unnamed, with oak leaf cluster, crimp brooch; Army Commendation Medal, reverse machine engraved, ‘Samuel E. Waller’. crimp brooch; Army Good Conduct; Army Reserve Medal; Victory Medal 1945; Army of Occupation Medal, 1 clasp, Japan; National Defense Service Medal, one bronze star on ribbon; Korea Service Medal, one bronze star on ribbon; Vietnam Service Medal, three bronze stars on ribbon; U.N. Korea Medal; South Korea, Service Medal; South Vietnam, Service Medal, 1 clasp, 1960-, good very fine and better (14) £400-500


With original Bronze Star certificate - ‘Bronze Star Medal (Third oak leaf cluster) to Chief Warrant Officer Samuel E. Waller, 430-48-3359, United States Army, for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam during the period April 1969 to April 1970’ - awarded whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion (Airborne) 503rd Infantry Regiment; this certificate with citation contained in plastic folder.

original Joint Service Commendation Medal certificate, ‘for meritorious achievement in the performance of his duties during the period, 15 February 1972 to 31 March 1972.’; this certificate with citation contained in a plastic ‘Headquarters 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) Vietnam’ folder.

original named Vietnam Combat Certificate and copied service papers.

With wooden shield plaque, decorated with helicopters and bearing the badge of the 1st Cavalry Division and metal plates inscribed, ‘Headquarters 2nd Battalion ABN 19th Artillery 1st Cavalry Division’ ‘CW3 Samuel E. Waller 19 May 1966-18 May 1967 presented by the officers and NCO’s for faithful and meritorious service.’

Together with copied service papers and cloth and metal badges for display purposes.

This lot is sold as seen and is not subject to return. Please see saleroom notice on lot 280 for fuller details.