The Korean War "Chungmu" Group to Col. Jarvis
The Korean War Military Merit Group to Col. Jarvis - Legion of Merit, Legionnaire Grade (silver oak leaf cluster on ribbon); Bronze Star ("V" Device on ribbon); Army Commendation Medal (three bronze oak clusters on ribbon); American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (three bronze stars on ribbon); World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal, 1 Clasp - GERMANY; National Defense Medal; Korean Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army; United Nations Korea Medal; and Republic of Korea (South Korea) Order of Military Merit, "Chungmu", 3rd Class, 1952-63 Design (silver and enamels, 43 mm, silver star on ribbon). Very crisp detail, brooch pinbacks on the U.S. medals, extremely fine. Accompanied by two mounted Miniature groups (Group One: Legion of Merit, Legionnaire Grade (silver oak leaf cluster on ribbon); Bronze Star ("V" Device on ribbon); Army Commendation Medal (two bronze oak clusters on ribbon); World War I Victory Medal; American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Group Two: European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (three bronze stars on ribbon); World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal, 1 Clasp - GERMANY; National Defense Medal; Korean Service Medal (two silver stars on ribbon); Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army; United Nations Korea Medal); Presidential Unit Citation (with silver oak leaf cluster, 15.5 mm x 36.5 mm); Republic of Korea (South Korea) Ribbon Bar (gold bullion wire and embroidery, 20.5 mm x 74 mm); Uniform Name Patch ("JARVIS" in English and Korean, white embroidery on black wool, 29 mm x 62 mm); one Photograph of Captain Jarvis (sepia-toned, photographer signed "Cheyne" on the front, inscribed in ink "George Millen Jarvis III (Capt). Ft. Monroe 1941" on the reverse, 276 mm x 353 mm); one Official U.S. Army Photograph of Colonel Jarvis in Uniform (black and white, dated April 1951, as stamped "Colonel George M. Jarvis, Transportaion Officer, HQ Fifth Army, Chicago, Illinois", 227 mm x 253 mm); two Official U.S. Army Issued Photographs Documenting Colonel Jarvis' Award of His Bronze Star (black and white, dated April 20, 1954 at Camp Zama, Japan, 122 mm x 171 mm); Document Appointing Jarvis to Captain, Quartermaster Corps (dated March 16, 1940, embossed, 203 mm x 305 mm); Document Appointing Jarvis to Colonel, Quartermaster Corps (dated June 6, 1947); 203 mm x 305 mm); Document Appointing Jarvis to Lieutenant Colonel, Regular Army (dated July 1, 1948, 253 mm x 353 mm); Fifth Army Certificate of Achievement (to Colonel G.M. Jarvis, 050975, Transportation Corps, 1951-1953, 204 mm x 267 mm); WWII Armed Forces Thank You Document from White House (named to George M. Jarvis, printed signature of Presdient Harry Truman, 202 mm x 267 mm); copy of Personal History Statement of Officers Accepting Appointment in the Regular Army (dated November 12, 1947); two copies of Document Appointing Jarvis to Major, Quartermaster Corps (dated November 12, 1944); copy from negative of HQ U.S. Army Forces, Far East, Awarding of Jarvis' Citation for the Legion of Merit (May 2, 1953 - January 8, 1954); copy from negative of Theater Service Forces, European Theater Document, Awarding Jarvishis Citation for the Army Commendation Ribbon (September 1, 1945 - February 28, 1946); copy from negative U.S. Army Tarnsporation Corps Certificate of Achievement (February 10, 1933 - December 31, 1957); copy from negative H.Q. US. Army Forces Antilles and Military District of Puerto Rico Certificate of Achievement ( June 20, 1956 - December 10, 1957); assorted letters and correspondence from his various postings including a copy of "Remarks of Radm J.H. Thach, Jr., USN Commander, Military Sea Transportation Service, Western Pacific Area at the monthly banquet of the National Defense Transportation Association, Yokohama, Japan" and "Operation of Korean National Railway" Report. Footnote: George Millan Jarvis was born on November 12, 1902 in West Plains, Missouri. He was educated in Chicago, Illinois (1908-1916) and North Carolina (1917-1921) before attending the University of North Carolina (1921-1925). He was employed by the Southern Railway Company, Waskington, D.C. (first as a student (1920-1925), then as an adult (1925-1940)), in addition to holding memberships in the Reserve Officers Association, Quartermaster Association, American Association of Railroad Div. VI, Knights of Pythias, Baraca-Philathea and the Young Men's Christian Association. He was married to Virginia Jarvis and had one son, George Millan Jarvis IV. Jarvis' World War II service consisted of postings with the U.S. Army in England (March 1944 - August 1944), France (August 1944 - January 1945), Luxembourg (January 1945 - March 1945) and Germany (March 1945 - May 1947). He also saw service during the Korean War, in Japan, in Puerto Rico and on the home front, with various postings and holding many postiitions, including Transportation Officer, 5th Army; Transportation Officer, Korean Communication Zone; Deputy Transportation Officer, U.S. Army Forces, Far East/Eighth Army; and Transportation Officer, U.S. Army Forces, Antilles and Military District of Puerto Rico.