• I found a joint chiefs of staff "medaillon"
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My dad works at the Brussels airport and found this thing.. (About 5 years ago Edit: turns out that it was almost 7-8 years ago, not 5...) I totally forgot about it until I found it again yesterday while I was cleaning up the attic.. [img]http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/901/medaille.png[/img] So do you guys know what it is?
Certainly looks worth researching into.
Perhaps research the name listed?
[QUOTE=KillerSlash;28686241]Certainly looks worth researching into.[/QUOTE] I'm googling Timothy A. Kinnan right now. Found this: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_A._Kinnan[/url]
welp :v:
Looks like it belongs to this guy: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_A._Kinnan[/url]
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_A._Kinnan[/url] aw shhhiittt [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Chiefs_of_Staff_Identification_Badge[/url] aaa
[QUOTE=Dachande;28686286][url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_A._Kinnan[/url] aw shhhiittt [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Chiefs_of_Staff_Identification_Badge[/url] aaa[/QUOTE] Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, nice find! Would it be worth something?
That's awesome, maybe you should return them. [editline]e[/editline] Or try to access closed military installations :v:
Don't be a dick, return it to him. They're obviously very valuable not only in money but to the person who earned them. You'd be better off returning them.
[QUOTE=Dachande;28686411]Don't be a dick, return it to him. They're obviously very valuable not only in money but to the person who earned them. You'd be better off returning them.[/QUOTE] You're right, now i need to find a way to contact him..
[QUOTE=Dachande;28686411]Don't be a dick, return it to him. They're obviously very valuable not only in money but to the person who earned them. You'd be better off returning them.[/QUOTE] It'll hold a lot of sentimental value to him, I'd bet.
Exactly, much more than the few minutes of "oh cool" value you'd get from it.
[QUOTE=Dachande;28686435]Exactly, much more than the few minutes of "oh cool" value you'd get from it.[/QUOTE] I wasn't planning on selling it, i was just wondering how much it would be worth. Should i call the pentagon and ask for his phone number?
Definitely return it, I'm sure he'd love to have it back.
Yep
Perhaps a local phone book? It says he was born in Tacoma Washington, maybe he didn't move very far? Or one of those internet people searches?
I don't think that's the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge. If you closely at his picture on his Wikipedia page you can see it at bottom right and it looks nothing the pictures in OP. It even reads "NATO military committee" on it.
It isn't, we know but it's similar to the thing in the op. Closest i could find anyway.
A very interesting man, just reading what wars/battles he served in.
I just think it looks closer to a big boys convention badge (which is probably why it was on Brussels airport and reads US military representative on it) rather than an actual military badge one would wear on his uniform.
[img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/AXjLrJ.jpg[/img_thumb] OP should be sad. [editline]19th March 2011[/editline] Or not, based on this, he could've been awarded a new one. It looks newer and more polished.
Nah, I'd say return it to the poor bastard.
Give it back. If a person has a Wikipedia page about him, he's probably really awesome
wait until he dies then sell it lol
Chances are he got a replacement or simply doesn't care about it that much. Still, it belongs to him and that's why you should find a way to return it to him. Also wow something remotely exciting happened in Belgium :v:
You guys are funny. I take it many of you aren't in the military so you don't know what this coin is.. This is not Lt. General Timothy A. Kinnans coin.. it's the coin he would give to someone he found deserving. We had a Brigadier General give someone I went to tech school with a coin because he volunteered for countless hours of work on the base. I've also seen a few people get coins for simply talking with someone, or doing something amazing. It's all at the person who is giving the coin away's discretion. I have a friend who has a 4-stars coin. That shit's badass. More examples : [IMG]http://www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/thumbnails160/101110-F-0000F-006.jpg[/IMG] SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB, N.C. -- Army Staff Sgt. Jared Monti's likeness is displayed on a coin that was presented to 4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Patrick Doherty by Monti's mother, Janet Monti. Monti was killed in Afghanistan while attempting to save a wounded soldier. And my shop's coin : [IMG]http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4764/15707717629844906586510.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?op=1&view=global&subj=333420603267&pid=510797&id=100000571342400&oid=333420603267[/IMG][IMG]http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?op=1&view=global&subj=333420603267&pid=510797&id=100000571342400&oid=333420603267[/IMG]
It's just a coin. It's something given out by officers in lieu of awards. Big Dumb American could probably explain it better. Usually these coins have serial numbers, I have a 27th Brigade coin floating around somewhere.
[QUOTE=JeffAndersen;28686909]This is not Lt. General Timothy A. Kinnans coin.. it's the coin he would give to someone he found deserving. We had a Brigadier General give someone I went to tech school with a coin because he volunteered for countless hours of work on the base.[/QUOTE] Well, OP should give it back to Lt. Gen. Kinnan anyway so he could give it to the guy that owns the coin
[QUOTE=Laserbeams;28686982]Well, OP should give it back to Lt. Gen. Kinnan anyway so he could give it to the guy that owns the coin[/QUOTE] Coins aren't tracked in any way.
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