Posted on Jun 19, 2015
Capt Richard P.
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I have an annoying assortment of no longer accurate pre-built ribbon and medal racks (I never had patience to build them myself). I don't want to throw them away or sell them because it seems wrong and might contribute to a stolen valor problem, does anyone know of any ribbon rack sites that recycle them somehow or another creative method of disposal/reuse?

EDIT: I am talking about outdated sets of awards after you get more and your old pre-built set is no longer accurate, what do you do with them?
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MSgt Manuel Diaz
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Send them to your local VFW, people do come in asking for parts to complete a rack for a deceased family member and they have no nearby military facility to acquire them. Or Post 5290 in Conyers Georgia we will take em.
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SFC Jim Ruether
SFC Jim Ruether
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I donated many of mine to a local National Guard Unit and they appreciated that very much!
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PO2 David Dunlap
PO2 David Dunlap
1 y
Capt Richard, my VFW has a glass case with lots of memorbilia in it including ribbons and medals...donate them to the VFW or American Legion imo :)
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PO2 David Dunlap
PO2 David Dunlap
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I only have 3 so they are in a drawer of my dresser lol
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SGT Ray Davies
SGT Ray Davies
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I put mine in a glass case with my patches. I showed it to my grandson and then put it up in the closet. I figure he can find some use for it when I'm gone. The only I dug them out was I had an administrator ask what all I had, (On my CV I put awards on request). Really, I needed the ammo can it was stored in.
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SGT John W Lugo
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Why not give them to your kids or grandkids, I know my boys were excited when I would give them my military stuff.
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LTC Wayne Brandon
LTC Wayne Brandon
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Like you, Sgt Lugo, my father gave me his cast offs when the Army changed uniforms in the mid-fifties. Caps, belts, an MP helmet liner and brassard and I even had my own pair of brown boots from WWII. I was the best dressed kid in the neighborhood when it came time to 'play' Army. It probably had a lot to do with where I ended up and how long I was involved.
You did a good thing for your boys.
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SGT John W Lugo
SGT John W Lugo
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LTC Wayne Brandon - Thank him,and you for your service. God bless
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LTC Wayne Brandon
LTC Wayne Brandon
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Thank you as well!
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SFC Jim Ruether
SFC Jim Ruether
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Another great idea Sergeant!
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LTC Jason Mackay
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I bag up old ribbons, racks, and rank and take it in to my unit and see who needs it. Ribbons that are replaced because they are soiled/frayed are thrown away in my kitchen garbage. I keep a certain amount of racks, slide bars etc to handle temporary wear unit awards. I retain unit awards to reuse, give to battle buddies if they need them, especially my replacements that will have about the same set up.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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I also maintain spares and my different items / configurations in an organized tackle box
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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I cycle them into my unit's supply system. We come down on funeral details a lot, so the supply room is a excellent way to save our guys some hard earned cash.
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