11 ribbons for the bi-annual Air Force cake sale?
There are alot of BS ribbions out there - including state ribbions if in the National Guard.
For example - I got two ribbions just for going to to basic training. And then about 5 or 6 for going overseas (not counting ones for actions in combat).
It gets a little silly. But all these ribbions could be legit.
Like Jack Spade?
I can imagine her qualifying for some of the firearms medals even without being active duty, but I don't see any on there that I remember being firearms ribbons. In fact, that whole configuration looks a little funny... like a constellation from the southern hemisphere or something.
Isn’t there some kind of restriction against someone from campaigning while in uniform, even if retired?
They need to be identified... ribbons are given not just for combat time but also for some special, non-combat achievement. Maybe she qualified as a sharp shooter 3 years in a row and that may have given her 2-3 ribbons. Maybe she ran faster than anyone in her age group during the PT tests. You simply cannot know. Find out if she released her military records with the DoD and get a copy of her DD214. Every ribbon and medal and achievement will be listed there.
“John Kerry would be very proud of his Democratic colleague.”
Why did I know it was a dem when I read the title?
Those could be theater ribbons from other countries. That of course doesn’t explain why she would be wearing them.
Op Row, Right Side, Red/Black/White ribbon.
As I recall this is the Germany/Japan Occupation ribbon. How old is she?
Okay, at the end of the 2nd row, beginning of 3rd, I see Longevity ribbon, Small Arms ribbon, and AF Training ribbon. Everything beyond that is lower ranking (if she has them in the right order) so they might indeed be very lightweight but legit awards.
She has three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross? Second on top.
What is her name? Send her info to the POW Network.
one of these look like the Cold War Commemertative medal,a medal not recognized by military authorities,but presented by medal companies to honor a vet or group of vets
Second Row: National Defense Service Medal, Over-Seas Service Ribbon Long Tour, Longevity Service Award
Third Row: Small Arms Expert, Air Force Training Ribbon, Unidentified (not on USAF list)
Fourth Row: None Identified as USAF
Fifth Row: None Identified as USAF
Sixth Row: None Identified as USAF
Top row... 3rd medal (Black/Red/white borders) is the WWII Occupation Medal issued to the Army/Navy/USMC/USCG. This medal is similar to the Kosovo Campaign medal.
That one stood out.
I don’t have time to research this today but some could be Commemorative medals which are not issued by the government and not authorized on military uniforms BUT can be worn on civies. You can buy a bunch of them and be somebody, eh?
her actual number is on the website - 513 792 0668
Connie Pillich - I reminded her she wasn’t even BORN when he Army of Occupation ribbon was issued.
She is a lawyer in Ohio and as a member of the bar can face disbarment for observed violation of Title 18 USC. Anyone can make the complaint.