COLT 1903 32 IDd TO BRIGADIER GENERAL
Item ID #1227
According to Brunner's book this Colt 1903 .32 U.S. Property stamped pistol was issued to Brigadier General S.G. Asbill. Serial number is 571285. Along with this pistol you will receive a holster, uniform, history, and more extras. I have ordered a factory letter. Here is the shipping information. Shipped to Transportation Officer, Springfield Armory, in a 1,000 gun shipment on January 30, 1945. Here is a link to a picture of Steven Asbill. It is a picture of his graduating class at Kansas State. http://www.vet.k-state.edu/alumni/class-activities/composites/1935.html. As a Colonel he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Colonel (Veterinary Corps) Stephen G. Asbill, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from August 1951 to April 1963.
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 49 (November 22, 1963)
Action Date: August 1951 - April 1963
Clawson's book shows this pistol being issued to S.G. Ashil. While going through the uniform I found two receipts for dividend withdrawal with the name Stephen G. Asbill. Information on who the pistols were issued to was transcribed from hand written index cards. Obviously some letters were missed or transposed. I bought the pistol from the person who bought it directly from BG General Stephen G. Asbill's family. I guarantee all information to be 100% accurate.
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