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Order of the White Elephant, Thailand

  Lot # 032
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  • Lot # 032
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Established in 1861, this distinctive order is awarded to government officials for services rendered to Thailand for five years.  This set was awarded to Admiral Ulysses Grant Sharp, a 4 star Admiral in the US Navy.  This admiral has a very long career that spans 1927 - 1968!  Notable as a direct descendant of Civil War general and later President Grant.  He was a senior officer during the Tonkin Gulf Incident, and was also commander of the Pacific Fleet in 1963.  A former San Diego resident, Admiral Sharp died in 2001.  These medals were acquired from his family by a local collector and consigned to us.