Civilian wearing an antique navy ring - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
May 27th, 2014  
crazytanker
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Well just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons I am going to disagree and say that in this particular case you guys are being a bit "precious".

I agree entirely that items "identifying" the person as a service person should not be worn but "keepsakes" and "heirlooms" are in my opinion an entirely different story.
The thing is, it depends on how you look at it. Someone could look at it oh look he's in the Navy. Others could look at it and realize that it's much older. See what I mean?
May 27th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazytanker
The thing is, it depends on how you look at it. Someone could look at it oh look he's in the Navy. Others could look at it and realize that it's much older. See what I mean?
While that may be true I would also venture to say that we have people wandering the streets in all sorts of things that do not automatically lead me to believe they are a member of that organisation after all I don't assume the guy in a Giants baseball cap plays for the Giants or that the guy with the Led Zeppelin tee shirt works for the Hindenburg company.

As such I am inclined to believe that I would not believe that the 30 year old with a WW2 ring on served in WW2
May 28th, 2014  
dadsgirl
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Well just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons I am going to disagree and say that in this particular case you guys are being a bit "precious".

I agree entirely that items "identifying" the person as a service person should not be worn but "keepsakes" and "heirlooms" are in my opinion an entirely different story.

A honest thanks for your opinions...all of you.
-Dadsgirl
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Boots
June 1st, 2014  
-- Dusty
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevens
I don't know that a ring specifically violates 10 USC 771 and/or 772, but I wouldn't take the chance personally. Didn't serve? Don't wear things that suggest you did or do.
Sec. 771 certainly applies to stuff like dress uniforms & awards. However, something such as jewelery I don't think is covered. Just like how you see people wearing fatigues, sometimes with patches as well. No one says anything.
3 Weeks Ago  
godzilla1985
 

Topic: Family military rings


My Grandfather was a Master Sergeant in WWII. I was handed a military ring from the "bradford exchange of him serving in the U.S. NAVY in remembrance of his service, and the question is, can I wear the ring as a family member? the answer is both yes and no. As a family member, our relatives who served our country with their lives, paid the price for us to remember them with honor, and according to that honor, you can not wear a military ring in public as impersonating a military soldier; however, as a family member, he paid the price that I can wear the ring only in my household, as long as it is in only within your house. But that does not mean that I will let and children wear it because it will end up in the yard outside and that would be disrespectful. Once you start heading out the front or back door to exit your household, even if you are on your property, you cannot wear the ring in public. I used to wear my dad's rings when I was young, and my mom's jewelry, and it was fun to dress up, and get to wear things in the house that you can't wear in public, those are the special rings in life, and I love the ring because it signifies our victory over the nazi's in WWII. My uncle also served in WWII in the U.S. ARMY and was there in Normandy on D-Day. I am getting a commemorative ring for him too, which I will also wear in the house only. That is how I remember them, life is too short to have never worn the ring, but of course in secret. I wouldn't suggest wearing the ring indoors if it meant damaging the ring, that is disrespectful, but for the service military soldiers give and pay the price for their family to remember them, but don't show anyone that you are wearing them, it is my secret right within my own house to take care of their rings as however I see fit within a reasonable understanding, but you won't catch me in public because I did that once and I will never do it again because of glory and valor. My suggestion is to keep it to yourself when you wear them, and don't go out in public, and don't show it off. Now if I have company over, I might wear the rings as far as playing board games, but only in my house, and they have to be my best friends, for all other parties, no, I will not wear the rings when company is over because I do not want people to get the wrong impression and dishonor myself. I am wearing the ring now, but I'm about to go to my best friends house, so I'm taking the ring off, because it is a very, special ring that I love, and that's what matters.
3 Weeks Ago  
godzilla1985
 

Topic: Commemorative rings verses government issued rings


Commemorative rings can be worn by family members inside their own home, government issued rings cannot be worn because of the blood of the soldiers that gave their lives for freedom. That honor is for military personal only.
3 Weeks Ago  
godzilla1985
 

Topic: commemorative rings and showcases


My sister got the American flag when at my grandpa's funeral, but when my grandpa was alive, he had bought a Ivory color Muzzleloading Pistol: Derringer - Philadelphia - 0222 - 1 of 2000 Limited Edition Black Powder only - Made in Spain - Traditions - Deep River C.T.

My mom had bought a commemorative U.S. NAVY ring from Bradford Exchange Jewelers.

since it is a commemorative ring and not a government issued ring, i can wear it in my house, but not in public so I do not appear as impersonating as military personal.

But with the derringer along with the commemorative ring, I have decided to make a showcase to keep the ring in despite being able to wear it only in my home. And I will put it along with the other pictures and special family things in my den where the fireplace is, and there I will leave it in its case to enjoy while playing board games.

I used to play chess with my grandpa when I was growing up, he let me win, but what he enjoyed was being able to sleep in my room at Christmas time and being able to play chess with his grandson. This was in the 90's, and I had multi function colored Christmas lights on all 4 walls of my room.

His ring and his derringer now sits with his picture in the family room.
 


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