Group to Carroll J. Blaney, USN/USA

Medal Details

Country: United States
Product Code: A-7926
Condition: VF

Group of 7 to CMC1 Carroll J. Blaney, US Navy/US Army: Purple Heart, slot brooch, unnamed, unnumbered; Army Good Conduct Medal, slot brooch, unnamed; Navy Good Conduct Medal, wrap brooch, with bar “Second Award”, hand-engraved “Carroll/Joseph/Blaney/1940"; American Defense Service Medal, with “A” device on the ribbon and bar “Fleet”; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with 3 stars; World War II Victory Medal. With a crimp brooch Army Good Conduct Medal, machine-engraved "Carroll J.Blaney", with a note in Blaney's hand "Received 2/11/89/Over 25 Years Late!"

Blaney enlisted in the Navy in 1936, serving aboard USS Indianapolis. In September 1941, he was aboard USS Griffin (AS-13), a submarine tender in the Atlantic Fleet. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, Griffin was ordered to the Pacific, where she remained for the duration of the war. In December 1944, Blaney had been aboard USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80) for nearly a year and was transferred ashore to a receiving ship awaiting assignment to new construction. His enlistment being up, Blaney apparently joined the Army, retiring in the mid-1950s. His headstone at Arlington National Cemetery shows the award of a Purple Heart, although the basis for the award is not mentioned in any of his Navy muster roll entries, nor is he listed in the published roll of Navy casualties in World War II, so the Purple Heart may stem from his Army service. Blaney’s full Navy and Army record file should be in the National Archives at St. Louis. Blaney was from Baltimore.

Our Price:    $225.00

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