Group to Rupert Ely, 2nd PA Infantry Band

Medal Details

Country: United States
Product Code: JND-014
Condition: Near VF

Group to Rupert S. Ely, 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry Band: Mexican Border Service Medal, numbered “17764" (ribbon worn), with a ribbon bar; Pennsylvania Mexican Border Service Medal, numbered “981" (ribbon worn through at the brooch). With a 2nd Pennsylvanian Infantry band collar device, screwback; Pennsylvania musician’s lyre collar device, pin-back (pin repaired); dog tag to Ely as “First Class Mus/Band 2 PA FA/USA/1917"; the reverse impressed “Border Service/Address/2046 S. 19th/Phila/RA”. With an American Federation of Musicians convention badge, Omaha, May 1912, pin-back; photograph of Ely in uniform in Texas carrying a French horn, annotated on the reverse “108th Field Art/Camp Stuart/On Mexican Border” and “After change in ratings, I was rated Mus. 1st Class - forfeited Cpl rating, same pay as Sgt $36 a mo., Cpl pay was $30.00 mo.”; photograph of the 108th Field Artillery Band on the Mexican Border; Ely’s 1918 draft registration certificate card.

Ely enlisted in June 1915. He was mustered in for service on the Mexican Border on 30 June 1916 and mustered out in February 1917.

Our Price:    $250.00

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