Navy medal group to 1909 Annapolis graduate and star athlete Ray Jones a member of the Naval Academy Sports Hall of Fame. Navy Legion of Merit Medal in original case, full gilt brooch, with scarce single line text to case. Condition EX in VG case which shows some light dents to front. WWI Victory Medal with Grand Fleet bar. Condition EX suspended from somewhat tattered ribbon, EX.USNR service medal, early style with stiff ribbon, full Navy type wrap brooch, EX. Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, EX. 1907-8 Navy Sharpshooter Expert Badge, second bar with silver date plugs, engraved R. Medal, engraved Wrestling Middle-Weight Champion, 1908, R.
Jones,'09, soiled and frayed ribbon. Medal, engraved Wrestling Middle-Weight Champion, 1909, R. WWI Sons of the American Revolution service medal, engraved to Jones, soiled and frayed ribbon.USN Bureau of Ordnance enamel lapel pin, Medal Arts Co. 1909 USNA lapel pin, probably gold but not hallmarked as such, EX. A rare USNA football charm, engraved "1907 Navy 5, Army 0" and R.
Jones, FB with small dent. A rare USNA baseball charm, engraved "1908 Navy 16, Army 5" and R. Jones, Class'09, CF EX.USNA Class of 1909 Bulletin No. 13 newsletter, April, 1948, 86 pages, two of which include a report from Jones, including some details of his WWII service as well as his activities since the war.
This publication has a wealth of material on Jones' Class of 1909 and classmates. Condition good with toning, edge and corner wear/bumps, small edge tears, staple bound and holding well. Jones was one of the finest athletes at the Naval Academy during the early 1900's, starring on the baseball team as the center fielder and the football team as the fullback. He was also a bruising Naval Academy middleweight wrestler, winning the academy championship in 1908 and 1909.
He is a member of the USNA Sports Hall of Fame (Baseball, 1909). During the 1930's, he worked with the Industrial War Planning Division out of Great Lakes, indexing and correlating industries in the Midwest, preparatory to a war. In April of 1942, he transferred to the Bureau of Ships, Facilities Division, as Executive Officer.
He remained there for the duration of the war, earning both a Legion of Merit and a special Letter of Commendation from Admiral Forrestal (that would have resulted eventually in a Navy Commendation Medal, which he apparently never received). The Navy football team went 9-2-1 in both 1907 and 1908, losing to Army in'08, but winning in 1907, 1910 and 1911. The 1907 game was a hard fought 5-0 win for the Midshipmen. The football players received a gold charm to commemorate the victory.
This would be a great addition to a collection of Army-Navy material or Naval officers medals. PAY PAL is preferred, please. Box 1136, Alfred, NY 14802.
The item "RARE WWI TO WWII MEDAL GROUP TO NOTED USNA NAVAL ACADEMY FOOTBALL PLAYER & GRAD" is in sale since Tuesday, June 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons". The seller is "gbhmedals" and is located in Alfred, New York.
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